Don’t suffer in silence

WITH exam season now under way school, college and university students are being encouraged not to suffer in silence when it comes to dealing with stress.

Tips for stress management can be found through the new NHS inform Mental Health and Wellbeing zone at

Tony McLaren, national co-ordinator for charity Breathing Space, said this time of year can present challenges not only for students but families and others trying to offer support. Breathing Space’s confidential advisers can be contacted on 0800 83 85 87 from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. between Monday and Thursday and 24 hours at weekends, from 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Monday.