It’s been a challenging and unsettling 2 years for our 2021 Leaving Certificate Students. And thats all on top of the standard Exam stress and pressure.
As it turns out this year, approximately 58% of students have chosen to sit the Leaving Cert exam this year in some capacity. And with only a few short weeks to go, the anticipation of exams or general worries about the future are the cause of much stress for young people right now.
Jigsaw.ie is an excellent online and in-person resource. They offer expert mental health advice and support to young people aged 12 – 25 years.
In this blog post, XRoad Career Guidance shares some of Jigsaw’s tools and resources to assist with some of these stresses whether you’re a young person or are supporting a young person in your life.
- A parent’s guide to exams
- Answering sleep questions
Many of the young people find that sleep is one of their main difficulties. In this video Jigsaw clinician, Deidre answers some of their most frequently asked questions concerning sleep. Listen now
- Worrying about the future
The future and how we feel about it can make us feel overwhelmed, either by the amount of choice, or lack of it. Jigsaw sets out some simple, clear advice to help us understand worry. Below is a link to an article in which they address:
- Why do we worry about the future?
- Making choices
- Separate out the things within and not in your control.
Read the full article.