STUDENTS receiving their exam results are reminded help is at hand.
Today (Thursday August 13) south Warwickshire students are receiving their A level results and next week pupils will receive their GCSE grades.
Traditionally grades would be given on exams sat in May and June.
But due to the pandemic, this year students receive a calculated grade based on mock exam results and predicated achievement.
NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding young people and their families that support is available.
Chair Dr David Spraggett said: “The build-up to results day can be extremely stressful as young people think the worst and worry about what the future holds. We are encouraging young people who are feeling anxious about their grades to seek the help that is available. The best thing to do is talk to someone. It may not be possible to change the outcome, but it is possible to take steps to reduce the amount of anxiety or stress that is being experienced.
“It’s perfectly natural for young people who are expecting GCSE or A level results soon to worry or even to feel anxious. There are also plenty of opportunities available online to access the support and advice young people need to feel better.”
Support is available from Rise, a service providing emotional wellbeing and mental health for those aged 17 and under in Coventry and Warwickshire. Visit www.cwrise.com/mhst or call 0300 200 2021.
Warwickshire County Council also offers a range of support. Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth for more information.