Managing Stress During Exams

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​The pressure of exams and finishing school can have detrimental effects on health and wellbeing, and may lead to depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. Promoting positive health messages is vital during this period, which can be a time of heightened stress and anxiety for young people.

The Department, in partnership with headspace, has created resources for school staff to use to support students to be resilient and stay engaged, safe and healthy during stressful and demanding times.

How you can help

Teachers can promote these simple ABC: Looking After Yourself strategies:

  • Ask and seek help if you or someone you know is feeling low
  • Breathe to relax and let the bad feelings pass
  • Connect with your friends, family and school and stay involved with things that are meaningful for you.

Resources are available to help you promote the strategies:

More information

For more information, see: headspace