‘Put wellbeing ahead of exam grades’ say Samaritans
- Credit: PA
Samaritans is calling for parents, teachers and employees to put wellbeing ahead of grades this exam season.
The charity says students are more likely to do themselves justice if they keep their exams in perspective rather than face intolerable levels of pressure and stress.
Judy Wright, director of the Ipswich and East Suffolk branch, said: “Learning to manage your emotions - build resilience, develop communications skills and positive ways to cope with difficulties - is as important as learning to read and write.
“We would urge anyone involved in exams and supporting young people wit their studies to ensure students look after their emotional health.
“That way they are likely to cope better with the stress of exams and achieve better too.
You may also want to watch:
“Whatever stage you’re at in life, exams are not everything.”
If you feel overwhelmed by work or exam stress, you can call the Samaritans free and anonymously on 166 123.
- 1 Cook discusses Chambers' future after captain dropped at Charlton
- 2 Suffolk actress Helen McCrory dies following cancer battle
- 3 'It was a tiny step forwards' - Cook on 0-0 draw at Charlton
- 4 Matchday Live: Updates as Town travel to The Valley to face Charlton
- 5 Frustrated Suffolk farmer returns dumped items to householders
- 6 Suffolk-born Royal Ballet choreographer Liam Scarlett dies
- 7 Shopper eschew Suffolk's smaller towns to hit Primark
- 8 Missing Stowmarket man, 49, found safe and well
- 9 Why are 3,500 homes stood empty in Suffolk?
- 10 Blues ratings: How Town players performed in the draw at Charlton