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Anxiety during exam season

We can all experience feelings of anxiety at any time in our lives, for many different reasons. Anxiety is a normal emotion; but sometimes we need a bit of support to prevent it from becoming a mental health problem.

Pressure during exam season can have a big impact on children and young people and lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. These mixed emotions can become challenging for their mental health, but there are resources and help available.

To support children and young people who are approaching exams, See RU OK? Mental health support for young people in Dorset's blog with signposting to all the fantastic resources and advice available.

No child or young person should feel alone, there is always someone they can talk to.

  • Call Connection – Dorset’s NHS mental health helpline - 0800 652 0190
  • Call Samaritans – on-hand to help, however big or small the problem - 116 123 
  • Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 for confidential support via text message
  • Chat online – visit for an online wellbeing forum for 11-18 year olds