The second topic for the Online Sessions was ‘Supporting Young People through Exams’. This involved a one-hour parents’ session for parents and carers of young people across East Renfrewshire who will be sitting exams and completing National Qualifications in May and June of this year (pupils in S4, 5 and 6). The aim of the session was to normalise the experiences and emotions of young people as they juggle the demands of exams with all the changes and disruption that they have experienced throughout the pandemic. There was an exploration of strategies to reduce anxiety levels, and a focus on how you can best support your child throughout this time. The session referred to our Healthier Minds website and involved input from teachers and other partners across East Renfrewshire who support young people’s mental wellbeing.
The full session can be found below:
The infographics below detail the content covered in the sessions.
If you attended the exam session or have watched the video recording, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill in this brief evaluation: