Leaving Cert stress

Guide to managing Leaving Cert stress 

If you’re feeling anxious about the upcoming Junior or Leaving Cert, you’re certainly not on your own. Many students come to Jigsaw because they’re overwhelmed about the state exams.

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Managing Leaving Cert exam stress

If the Leaving Cert feels like a race to you, think of it as a marathon and not a sprint.

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Watch: Managing exams stress

Students talk about about what they do to manage exam stress with the Leaving Cert looming.

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Emma's story

Emma* contacted Jigsaw about four months before her Leaving Cert exams. She had been feeling anxious for a while, but she recently had two panic attacks.