Childline delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress in 2016/17, an 11% increase over the past two years, show figures released by the NSPCC service.
Over a fifth of the sessions took place in May.
Although 12-15-year-olds were most likely to be counselled about exam stress, the biggest rise was seen amongst 16-18-year-olds,
with a 21% increase compared to 2015/16. Counsellors report being consistently told about how exam stress can contribute to depression, panic attacks, and self-harming, as well as worsening pre-existing mental health conditions
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