Results day is always an uncertain, nerve-raking and surprising day for many. This year has already been full of uncertainty and unexpected events, so unfortunately it is no surprise that results day this year has felt hard for most people.

We want to congratulate you on your academic achievements but also on all of the other things that make you the brilliant individuals that you are. We also want to acknowledge that it is okay to feel however your are feeling at the moment, whether you are pleased with you results or disappointed, all of your feelings are valid.

If you are unsure about what to do next or how you are feeling about your results you should talk to someone. Your friends and family are the people who know you best and will be able to help you think about your options but you can also always go to your school, college or you can find careers advice online for a little more guidance if you want to. National Careers service can help with advice on their website, over the phone, call 0800 100 900 or use webchat.  There are some more useful links below.

Here are some links to places you may like to go for more information and support.

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/students-praised-for-hard-work-and-encouraged-to-explore-their-options-on-results-day 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/dealing-with-disappointing-exam-results/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-53682466 

Links for parents or carers seeking support

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/exam-results-stress-advice-for-parents/

If you feel like you need support with your mental health at this time then use the Contact Us page to get in touch with us.

If you feel like your mental health has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic you can seek support from the See, Hear, Respond service run by Barnardo’s.