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News: Exam stress affecting children’s mental health, ChildLine warns

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More children are asking for advice on combating exam stress, children's helpline ChildLine has said. The NSPCC warns that pressure due to exams can have a serious impact on children's mental health, and may lead to sleeplessness, eating disorders or even suicidal thoughts.

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