Exams – it’s a stressful time and you might be reading this feeling like the pressure’s building. We all know they’re coming, but as the exam dates get nearer, you might find you need a bit of extra support to get you through the next few weeks and months.
Off the Record and Sutton CAMHS are here to help, so that if you need some support, there’s someone you can turn to for help.
Here’s a list of what’s happening in March, April and May to help you get through it all -
- Check out Off the Record’s social media sites for daily top tips from Anya, Off the Record’s Education and Support worker, giving you great advice throughout April and May on how to survive the exam period.
- Self-Help Resources – Check out these resources from Sutton’s CAMHS for lots of information about what happens to us when we are struggling with exam stress and anxiety and lots of ideas of how to manage the stress.
- Online Workshops – Free, Friendly and Informal Online Workshops on Wednesday 27th March @ 5pm & Wednesday 24th April @ 5pm. Any young person can sign up and join - as long as you’re 14-25 and from Croydon, Sutton or Merton.
- Face to Face Workshops – If coming to an online workshop isn’t for you and you would like some more support and guidance, come along to a workshop on Thursday 28th March at 3.30-5.00pm at the Riverside Centre in Carshalton. Places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please call the CAMHS SPA on 020 3513 3800 (option 1) to book your place.
- Support in your School – Many schools are offering support for exam stress, such as workshops, ask your head of year what your school has on offer or speak to your school nurse by attending the weekly drop in.
- Counselling Support – Come along to our weekly drop in and talk to an Off the Record counsellor: Tuesdays 3.30-5.30pm at 172 Croydon Road, Beddington, CR0 4PG. If you want to talk to someone first, call us on 020 8680 8899.
If it all gets too much…
If the pressures are getting too much and you feel unsafe, talk to an adult who you know and trust, or contact your GP for an emergency appointment.
You can also call the Samarians on 116 123 or Childline on 0800 1111.
Check out what other NHS services are available by calling the NHS Crisis Helpline on 0800 028 8000 and talk to a professional (a teacher, doctor or social worker) who can make a referral to CAMHS.