Posted: Thursday 7th June 2018
In Hertfordshire students tacking GCSE’s or A Levels are part the way through this pressured exam time. Although some pressure at exam time can be helpful, too much and can leave young people feeling stressed.
There is plenty of advice and support around for young people and their parents to manage the stress during this period. YC Hertfordshire has some top tips and signposts for further support on their website
Anyone aged 10 to 25 can get free online emotional and mental health support, using a website called Kooth.com. Kooth’s counsellors are available until 12noon-10pm from Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at the weekend, 365 days a year. Users can also talk to other young people anonymously on the moderated forums whenever they like and keep an online journal.
The NHS also has some top tips on surviving exams that are worth sharing with your son or daughter.
It is also worth mentioning that regular breaks from studying are helpful for mental wellbeing. Perhaps leaving the house to go for a walk? Regular physical activity is one of the five ways to wellbeing and is known to make people feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.
We wish all students across Hertfordshire taking exams the best of luck!