Exam stress - parents & carers 

Young people can experience high levels of stress around exam time.

Their concerns can range from disappointing their parents, trying their best and still feeling like they failed, extreme workloads, and feeling unmotivated to revise.

How you can help:

  • Support the above messages:
  • Watch for signs of stress
  • Talk about what’s happening
  • Help them find ways to relax and take breaks
  • Support them to be mentally and physically healthy
  • Support them to recognise when it’s time to sleep

More info

  • The NHS website has great advice on coping with exam stress 
  • BBC Bitesize has some handy tips for parents as well as young people during revision time 
  • Our support pages have more information on local and national organisations that can support young people with mental health and wellbeing.