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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Call MEIC to help with exam stress

Emotional support is on hand for pupils across Wales who are feeling the stress as they wait for their exam results, Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert has said.
MEIC, the Welsh Government funded advocacy and advice service for children and young people, is highlighting the support it offers to those waiting for their GCSE and A-Level results.
It has started a Facebook campaign to make pupils aware that whatever their problem, they are there to listen.
MEIC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be contacted by phone, SMS text and instant messaging.

Since going 24/7 in January 2011, just over 17,000 children and young people have contacted MEIC.

The Welsh Government provides £850,000 a year to support the service.

MEIC can be accessed online at or by calling 080880 23456.

Jeff Cuthbert said: "This can be a very stressful time of year for young people as they wait for their exam results and they think about the options open to them as they prepare for the next stage of their lives.

“We want to make sure they know they are not alone and have somewhere confidential, anonymous and free to discuss their concerns and help solve their problems.

“MEIC has shown it can make a real difference to people’s lives and it ensures children and young people across Wales have a voice and are listened to."

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