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Findings suggest young people experiencing severe exam stress

Learning how to manage anxiety takes time and practice, so it’s not helpful to wait until stress levels are at a peak before seeking help. Source: Getty Images

Almost two thirds of young people are experiencing worrying levels of exam stress, and one in 10 are suffering from extreme stress when completing testing.That's according to ReachOut, an online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

As current Year 12 students approach their final school exams, young people are being encouraged to have plans in place to manage their stress levels during this intense period.

The organisation, ReachOut, examines issues affecting young people's health and well-being.

Its Chief Executive, Ashley de Silva, says pressure to succeed and concern about the future are key factors.

More than 1,000 people between the ages of 14 and 25 were surveyed with 66 per cent saying they haven't sought external help to manage the stress.

Year 12 student Carter Opperman says he has failed to ask for help in the past.

The Sydney student says when he does get stressed, he has strategies in place to manage his health.

ReachOut says it wants to get the message across to students, parents and schools that help is available.

ReachOut says parents have an important role to play.

The survey found that two-thirds of those who got help for exam stress also sought help from a parent.

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