CAMHS Exam Stress

Young Minds has advice on managing exam stress

The Mix offers support to young people and advice around the different pressures young people face when it comes to exams.

Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families: their website contains helpful tips and information around revision and general advice on looking after your emotional wellbeing.

  • Also contains helpful videos from expert providing tips about managing stress in exams and interviews as well as while you wait to hear the results
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  • The Student Room: the UK’s largest online community for students which has a lot of free advice and guidance including revision guides, advice on making flashcards or mind-maps and a range of top-tips from students themselves

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Childline is a free, private, and confidential service where you can talk about anything

Student Minds is a mental health charity for university students but has helpful tips for managing exam stress that may apply to secondary school students as well

Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can be yourself and talk to others about the problems you are facing

Kooth is a free, safe, and anonymous online support for young people

  • Has a chatting support service open from Monday-Friday 12pm-10pm and Saturday- Sunday from 6pm-10pm

  • Must make an account to access the website but the username can be anonymous

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Teen Mental Health offers advice around different practical strategies that can be helpful in keeping you healthy during exam time

BBC Bitesize: offers different revision help and practice papers for all your subjects

Book: Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin: A therapy workbook on managing exam stress for young people by Kate Collins-Donnelly

Video: Exam Stress by the Anna Freud Centre

Video: Exam Survival tips by Bitesite BBC

  • About this video: previous students that have already taken exams provide tips and advice on how to better prepare for exams and share what they wish they would have known before taking them
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Video: How to cope with Anxiety by ChildLine

NHS has a great website to help you help your child beat exam stress

Young Minds has a parent helpline which is available to offer advice to all parents and carers who are worried about a child or young person under 25.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust provides teachers, pupils, and parents with emotionally healthy support and approaches to young people and their GSCE’s

Family Lives

BBC-Bitesize: guides are written by teachers and subject teachers and offer helpful information and advice as well as study materials for secondary school pupils.

  • Exam stress-how can parents help? Provides information on how stress can manifest in young people and what parents can do to help.
    • Also contains a helpful video by Dr. Anna Colton who discusses pressure during the exam season and includes tips from others parents and students themselves.

Exam Stress-Roundup by Young Minds Parents Lounge

Exam Stress by Family Lives

Anna Freud Centre: Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice, and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Resources to help with test anxiety: this is a collection of resources, links, and documents aimed at helping with the management of exam and assessment stress and anxiety