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GCSE results day: Support available as students set to receive grades

3:34 pm, Wednesday, 23rd August 2023 - 6 months ago

Schools and education

More students across North East Lincolnshire are set to receive their GCSE results this week. Results will be published on Thursday 24th August.

During the often nerve-wracking build up, it may be useful to have some advice on tap to help dispel any worries.

Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for children and education at North East Lincolnshire Council said:

“I’d like to take this opportunity to wish our students the very best of luck.

“The run-up to Results Day can be particularly challenging time with lots of young people worried about what they will see when they open the envelope.

“At North East Lincolnshire Council, we want to make sure that as much support is available as possible to help them out during this part in their lives.”

The National Careers Services offer support for young people and their parents/carers when deciding what to do once they’ve got their results.

Exam-specific content can be found on the National Careers Service (NCS) website, social media, webchat.   Over the phone and face-to-face appointments are available to those aged 18+ locally by contacting the NCS team via the email [email protected] or by calling 01472 323540.

You can visit https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk for more information.

The Young People’s Support Services (YPSS) also offer careers advice and general support for students on their next steps following exams.

 Help with contacting colleges, training providers and their next steps is available by calling 01472 326294 (option 1), by emailing [email protected] or texting 07730 014933.

For anyone struggling with their mental health, free, confidential, professional support is available.

  • For advice on issues around emotional health & mental wellbeing, Compass Go can help with one-to-one support. Call 01472 494 250.
  • Young Minds Matter also offer mental health and wellbeing support. Call 01472 252 570.
  • The Council’s School Nurse text service is available for free, confidential advice and support on things including mental health, bullying, self-harm, bereavement and healthy eating. Just text 07507 331 620.
  • Text ORANGE to 85258 for anonymous help with things like stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Kooth offer free counselling, advice and support online via www.kooth.com- external site .
  • The Single Point of Access is a one-stop-shop for confidential advice and information over the phone, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 01472 256256.
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