How to support and help students cope with stress during exam period
End-of-year school exams might be a rite of passage for many young adults, but exams can cause significant stress. We spoke to the experts to find out how to help students manage.
Students can feel like their entire future depends on the outcome of a test, which puts an enormous amount of pressure on a developing mind.
Tess Reddell, Lead Practice Facilitator at Lifeline, says that everyone reacts to exams differently, but that it’s perfectly normal to feel stressed.
“We are all unique and individual so the way one person reacts or responds will be different to another,” Reddell says. “If you are feeling worried, concerned or uncertain about exams and what will happen during or after them – that’s okay!”
“Many people feel like this and there is support available to you.”