Childline to offer advice over exam pressures

Studying can cause pupils stress
Studying can cause pupils stress

Childline has revealed that it experienced a 200 per cent increase in calls over exam stress last year.

This comes at the same time as ‘education’ and ‘school problems’ were exposed as the top worries for children.

Not wanting to disappoint their parents, fear of failure and the general pressures linked to academic achievement were all also major themes.

Elaine Chalmers, Area Manager for ChildLine, said: “The exam period can be a very stressful and anxious time for young people. We hear from lots of young people each year who are anxious, worried or panicking about their exams. We want to let them know that they are not alone and that ChildLine is here to listen to them.”

Young people are urged to take regular study breaks and get a good night’s sleep to help combat stress.