Cape Town - Matric candidates are either celebrating their results or looking at a plan B, but either way stress is involved.
Tracy Feinstein, operations manager of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, said matriculants who pass their exams experience as much stress as those who don’t meet the requirements.
She said pupils who do pass and achieve results may also experience anxiety, as moving to tertiary institutions or the job market can be quite overwhelming because its unknown territory.
Feinstein said that as the first plan does not always work, pupils should take time to make a second plan as it is also a “worthwhile exercise and life-coping skill”.
“Keep calm, parents remain supportive and don’t over-think the results. Do some exercise to keep busy.”