Councillor Wendy Meikle, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said: “Congratulations to all Stockport students receiving their A-level and GCSE results over the next few weeks. You have all worked so hard and should be very proud of your achievements. For those students who didn’t get the results you were hoping for, don’t panic – there are many options and lots of support available in Stockport.
And I’m sure all parents, carers and teachers will join me in celebrating our young people and their achievements.”
For anyone wondering about what their next step will be, Stockport’s Education and Careers Advice Service and Apprenticeships Store are both available online for advice and support. You can also visit the Stockport Jobs Match website for local jobs, training and career advice.
For anyone feeling stressed, worried or low before or after results day, please know that there’s support in Stockport to help you through it:
Kooth.com (ages 10-25) or Qwell.io (26+) are online spaces with non-judgemental, anonymous help from an online community, as well as direct messaging with qualified professionals. Visit the websites to sign up.
The Pennine Care NHS Phone Line (all ages) is run by experienced mental health professionals who can listen and help you work through immediate problems, as well as give information about other services and ways to move forward. The helpline is open 24/7, even on bank holidays. Call 0800 014 9995.
If it’s urgent, HOPELINE247 can offer young people up to the age of 35 (and their parents) confidential support: call 0800 068 4141 or visit HOPELINE247.
More advice and support is available on the Healthy Stockport website.
For information about Apprenticeships visit our Apprenticeships Store at Stockport Exchange.
For general advice, help with CVs or for further career options ring the Education and Careers Advice Service on 0161 474 2300.