Leaving and Junior Cert exams begin amid spike in student anxiety levels

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The Irish Times

The State examinations begin today for some 124,000 pupils with a range of new measures aimed at reducing stress and anxiety levels.

Youth mental health services such as Jigsaw have recorded a spike in the number of young people seeking support in the lead-up to the exams for issues such as anxiety and other difficulties.

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said authorities had been working to try to “ease the levels of stress some students experience” through a range of new measures Read Article