Young people collecting A-level and GCSE results over
the coming days are being urged to look after their emotional wellbeing by
staying calm, trying to relax and getting enough sleep in the run-up to the big
Experts at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) are encouraging
teenagers to prepare for their results by talking to friends and family about
their expectations and thinking about all the options open to them. Anyone who
feels unable to cope with the pressure of getting their results should to ask
for help and support.
The advice comes as thousands of students receive or prepare to receive A-Level
and GCSE results.
The Wellbeing Service offers help with common problems such as
depression, anxiety and stress. A range of interventions are available,
including courses and one-off workshops, online counselling, cognitive
behaviour therapy, social events and help to access community support. These
interventions are constantly updated and include information about how to cope
with coming out of the lockdown.
The aim of the service is to treat patients as early as possible within GP
practices or community settings, in turn reducing the likelihood of longer term
problems by providing support near to where they live and before their issues
become too great.
Nesta Reeve, Clinical Lead of the Wellbeing service with NSFT, said: “Lots of
people feel pressure as they wait for exam results, but there are things they
can do to help manage that stress. Talking to friends and family can help,
while students should also try and get enough sleep and relax in the run-up to
the big day so that they are better able to cope with the inevitable emotions
they will feel when they open their results.
“Our service offers dedicated help to young people aged from 16
upwards. As well as one-to-one counselling and group work, a range of other
interventions is available to support people with common problems such as
stress, anxiety and depression.
“Our aim is to make the service as flexible as possible so that it is truly
responsive to the needs of each individual.”
For more information about the Wellbeing service, which is run by NSFT in
partnership with third sector organisations in Norfolk and Waveney and in
Suffolk visit www.wellbeingnands.co.uk