Exam advice for students

By Amanda Wilkins - 13 May 2024


With GCSE exams and year 6 SATs now underway, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) have issued a guide to help students with exam stress.

The comprehensive guide covers helpful ways to deal with exam stress and how to talk to others about how you're feeling. 

Calm's Guide To Exam Stress can be found here.

A spokesperson for the organisation said: "The pressure to do well in exams can be huge. It can feel as if everything is riding on your results, and that can be hard to cope with. But stress isn’t all bad. In fact, stress can help motivate us and raise our game when we’re faced with a challenge.

"It's a fine line – too much stress can make you shut down, or cause us to get anxious and tense.

"Just like other types of stress, exam stress can impact your mental wellbeing and make it hard to focus on the task in hand. If you, or someone you know, is finding the stress of exams a bit much, CALM is here to support. You can access our free confidential helpline."

The helpline team are avaliable to talk to those struggling with suicidal thoughts, who have lost someone to suicide or are worried about someone. The free helpline is open from 5pm until midnight, all calls are confidential. 

People can also contact the team via Whatsapp and webchat. 

The spokesprson added: "If you need immediate help and the helpline isn't open, call the emergency services on 999 or talk to the Samaritans on 116 123."


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