Suffolk: Charity offers support to GCSE pupils

ANXIOUS and worried students collecting their GCSE results on Thursday are being offered help and support by ChildLine.

The charity is urging youngsters in Suffolk who have concerns over their grades to contact the service online or over the phone.

Belinda Hollows, a ChildLine supervisor, said: “Although many young people will be enjoying the break from school, we understand that many young people’s minds will be on their exam results.

“We hear from lots of young people each year who are worried or panicking about their results, so we want to let them know that they are not alone and that ChildLine is here to listen to them.”

The ChildLine website features help, advice and fun things to do on the ‘Beat Exam Stress’ section.

The website also allows young people to share their anxieties with others, while allowing them to gain support from other young people also waiting to receive their results.

Visit www.childline.org.uk/explore/schoolcollege/pages/examresults.aspx or call 0800 1111.