Sunday 15 September 2019

Leaving Cert 2019: Students urged to put wellbeing above grades

Samaritans Ireland urged young people to avoid putting themselves under ‘intolerable levels of pressure and stress’ (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Samaritans Ireland urged young people to avoid putting themselves under ‘intolerable levels of pressure and stress’ (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Samaritans Ireland is urging students, parents and teachers to put wellbeing ahead of grades.

Samaritans Ireland deputy regional director Teresa Bell said it could be an incredibly stressful time.

"We hear from students who are struggling to cope during this time, and again when the results are out in August. By keeping results in perspective, and by balancing study with relaxation, playing sports or socialising with friends, young people are more likely to do themselves justice," she said.

Anyone who is feeling overwhelmed, or who is worried about someone else, can call Samaritans for free on 116 123. Alternatively, text 087 2609090, email jo@samaritans.ie or go to www.samaritans.org to find details of the local branch of Samaritans.

Irish Independent

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