Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support



Post Exam Result Season

What should I do if I didn't get the results I expected?

Speak to someone at your school/college about your options.  It maybe that you want to re-take your exams. The second time may not seem as stressful, and it will give you more time to prepare.

You may also want to think about all the different options available to you. There is lots of information on the National Careers Service website to help you find out what other things you can do instead, you might find it takes you on a whole new path!

Go down a different path?

If you speak to lots of adults, often they will tell you that their life has taken them in a different direction to the path they expected to follow at your age. Our journeys in life frequently change course and things don't always go to plan, remember today is just the beginning. Spend some time thinking of what you would like to do next – not where you want to be in 10 years time – and explore different options you can take to help you get there.

Telephone helpline: 0800 100 900

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm

Saturday 10am to 5pm


If you are feeling anxious or struggling there is a lot of help out there: 

  • CHAT HEALTH TEXT LINE - 07480 635 443 (open Monday - Friday 9.30 - 4pm)
  • Text HEAR to 85258 - a free, confidential, anonymous text support service available 24/7

Resources for Exam results season

For more Local resources, please follow this link.

National resources can be found through this link.

Resources for Parents and Carers can be found here.

Launched during MHAW, this mindfulness Meditation for Young People is an animated short film created by The SUN Network, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System and others as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023. We have an Anxiety section on Keep Your Head.

Managed by The SUN Network