Taking tests and exams, or waiting for the results can be extremely stressful. Whether it’s for GCSEs, A-Levels or higher education, it can be an anxious and worrying time for young people and their families. While it normally isn’t possible to change the exam results, it is possible to take steps to manage the anxiety, stress and worry.

Here are just some of the options available for a child or young person in need of emotional support and advice, or in the case of a mental health crisis:

  • Kooth.com – Offers 24/7 access to self-help materials and daily online counselling available
  • CYP Havens are available for 10 – 18 year olds to come along and talk about any worries in a friendly and confidential environment. No appointment is needed and you don’t need to phone first, just turn up. For more information including locations and opening times visit: http://www.cyphaven.net/
  • In the case of a mental health crisis, please contact Extended Hope. The service is available for young people over the age of 11, and operates between 5pm-11pm, 7 days a week. It can be accessed through the Emergency Duty Team on 01483 517898.