Samaritans Scotland is urging young people and parents to put wellbeing first this results day.
As students across the country receive the results of their National Five, Higher or Advanced Higher exams, Samaritans Scotland reminded young people and families to look after their mental health and ask for help if they’re struggling.
James Jopling Executive Director of Samaritans Scotland, said: “Exam results day can be really stressful for young people, and for the parents and family members supporting them. So it’s important we all keep perspective and ensure we’re putting young people’s wellbeing first.
Whether you get the results you’d hoped for or not, it’s ok to find this time tough. Working out your next steps, and preparing to move onto university, college or employment can feel stressful. That’s why we’re encouraging young people and those who support them to open up if they’re struggling.
Consider talking to a trusted family member or friend about what you’re feeling. Or get in touch with a free and confidential service like Samaritans. We’re here to listen, 24 hours a day. We won’t judge or tell you what to do and you can talk to us about whatever is on your mind.”
Last year, Samaritans Scotland volunteers spent more than 60,000 hours providing emotional support to people in crisis or distress across Scotland. People of all ages contact Samaritans for a wide range of reasons, including worries about school, college, work and money, relationships and physical or mental health.
Anyone can contact Samaritans for free 24 hours a day. It’s always free to call us on 116 123, from a landline or mobile, even if you don’t have phone credit. And the number won’t show up on your phone bill.