Counsellors at Scotland’s Childline charity are on hand to offer support following exam result worries.

Specially trained staff at the Glasgow and Aberdeen branches will be dealing with the calls from pupils who receive their exam results on Tuesday, August 7.

More than 1,200 counselling sessions where delivered to young people throughout the UK following last year’s results day.

The charity is encouraging pupils who are worried to get in touch for free, confidential support and advice.

Jayne Laidlaw, Glasgow manager, said: “Children and young people can feel incredible pressure during the exam period and this can turn to extreme anxiety, especially if their marks don’t match up to their expectations or hopes.

“They can often think these exams represent their last chance to make something of their lives, but this is not the case.

“We’ve heard from pupils who have had panic attacks and severe stress and fear over their exams and potentially not getting the right grades. This can lead to depression, excessive crying, low self-esteem or even suicidal thoughts.

“We would encourage every pupil who has not received the grades they wanted to remain calm, positive and realise that today’s results are not the end of the world.”

As well as calling the free confidential helpline on 0800 11 11, young people can also send emails to trained counsellors or receive support online via one-to-one chat by visiting or by downloading the For Me app.