We want to help all students reach their potential. As an organisation supporting the education of thousands of young people, that includes concern for young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Revising, taking exams and getting your results is a stressful time for many students. Here are some tips about looking after yourself and helping you manage the anxiety you may be feeling:
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The charity, Mind, have created a video on managing stress. Here’s much more on managing exam stress from The Student Room. Ofqual has also produced a short guide. Both have been created with the help of university experts.
While some levels of stress at exam time are normal and manageable, that’s not the same as feeling overwhelmed by anxiety. Here are some of the symptoms you may experience if you are finding it difficult to cope:
If you are experiencing symptoms like these, seek help to get you through this difficult time. Talk to your family, a teacher who knows you well, a counsellor at your school or to your GP.
If you don’t want to talk to somebody face-to-face, here are some organisations which can help you in a crisis: