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Here are the resources we found for exam stress for young people:
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Do Exams Define Your Future?
Exams are a key part of education, but the results don’t necessarily determine your future. Childline talks to Steven Bridges about life after exams and how he measures success. Success doesn’t always mean you’ve got the best grades, Steven’s measure of success is how much freedom his has in his life.
The Stress Bag
Stressed out? Everyone gets stressed, but some people cope with it better than others – it’s like having a bag of stress which can only take so much, and we all have different sized bags. This films helps you to recognise the signs of stress and what you can do about it.
Revision vs Life
Revision Guru, Even bennett joins Childline to share her top tips on how to do well in exams while maintaining a social life. Exams should challenge you but should not make you ill, so make sure you find help if you find the pressures of exams are becoming too much.
Social Pressures at Exam Time
Millie, Kelsey and Rua join Childline to chat about the social pressures you might experience at exam time. The topics they talk about include things like comparing yourselves to friends or others on social media and the pressure to live up to expectations from home, school, and yourself.
ReachOut is a leading online mental health organisation for young people, providing practical support to help them get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. The website is full of apps and tools that young people can use as well as information to help educate and advise young people about their mental health.
Zumos What is Zumos?
The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.
‘Exam success with less of the stress’ at Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters share tips for exam revision and taking exams, and discuss how to succeed in exams while minimising the stress that comes along with GCSEs, A Levels or SATs.
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BBC Bitesize – Smart Revision Advice
(Featured resource)A wide range of really helpful tips and advice from the BBC, including tips on getting organised, memory tips, making use of past papers, and support in taking care of yourself and increasing your confidence.
Exam Stress and Pressure
If you’re feeling stressed about taking exams, you aren’t alone. Get advice from other young people through Childline. This webpage shares tips and tricks on how to beat exam stress and pressure. It also covers problems at home and what you can do about exams.
Homework and Revision
Homework, studying and revision are all part of going to school, which can be worrying or stressful at times for some people. If you’re stressed, talking about it helps. Plus Childline has got loads of tips on how you can help yourself do better at school. This webpage covers; what to do if you don’t understand things, finding the time to do homework and revise and hints and tips for exams and tests.
Preparing for Exams
Exams can be stressful. They can make you panic and worry but there are things you can do to help you prepare and make yourself feel better. On this page you will find information about what you can do on the day of the exam, during the exam and other helpful hints and tips that can help you through your exam periods.
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Looking after Yourself during your GCSEs: A Guide for Pupils
(Featured resource)GCSEs are something to be taken seriously, but shouldn’t cause you any distress or upset – in fact, some people even enjoy doing them and see them as a personal challenge. Charlie Waller has teamed up with HeadStart Wolverhampton to create this guide for pupils to help them through a time which could be tough on their mental health.
Beat Exam Stress
This short downloadable resource takes the form of a flyer which aims to provide those that view it with tips on how to beat exam stress.
Good Habits to Get Into
This is a short meme containing a few tips on some good habits in relation to exam stress.
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Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.
Pixel Thoughts is a new approach to mindfulness. The 60 second exercise involves putting your thoughts into a star and watching them disappear into space. All you have to do is type your worry in, and then watch as it slowly fades away. Following the instructions on the screen will help you practice mindfulness and hopefully feel less anxious.
For Me: The Childline App
The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.