‘many ways to achieve your goals’: headspace support for year 12s receiving exam results

headspace is reminding year 12 students receiving exam results this week to be kind to themselves and remember their futures are bright regardless of exam scores.

headspace Vocational Programs Manager Carolyn Watts said this time of year can bring increased feelings of stress and uncertainty for many young people worried about their how their performance will impact future goals.  

“I encourage young people to be kind to themselves at this time of year, regardless of the results they achieve,” Ms Watts said.

“They displayed tremendous resilience these past few years and should be congratulated for their efforts during this challenging time.

“Take some time and space to recharge, and spend time with friends and family, who can support you if you’re having a hard time.”

Ms Watts pointed out that this can be an important time for young people to ask for help, both through their family and personal networks as well as through appropriate services.

“As young people receive year 12 results, I would encourage them to try and take some of the pressure off themselves and remember there are many ways to achieve your goals,” she said.

“If you feel like you’re looking for additional support on what you might do next - it’s important to remember that there is help available.

“headspace Work and Study and headspace Career Mentoring provide personalised support to help young people build their confidence, explore employment and educational opportunities and to develop job seeking skills.

“Parents, families and friends can also be a big support for young people during this period of change, by providing reassurance, support and perspective. They can encourage young people to do things that promote a healthy headspace including keeping active, getting good sleep and maintaining social connections.”

Young people who might be concerned about work or study can get free and confidential support from the work and study specialists at headspace