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Exam Stress: Just The Facts

One of the reasons that exams can be stressful is we cannot totally control the outcome.

There is always a worry that we might be shamed, or not be able to do what we are hoping to do.

The good news is that a little bit of stress can be helpful. However, it is important to recognise this stress and ensure that it is kept in proportion. Most people experience pressure, stress and anxiety when it comes to exams, and people deal with it in very different ways.

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You may experience a lack of concentration or difficulty in remembering

You might have problems with sleeping

You could be left feeling irritable and annoyed

You are more likely to catch a cold or feel generally unwell

High levels of stress can lead to anxiety and depression

Feelings of worry and anxiety can increase

How to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.