Getting A-Level results may make your stomach do a million flips? Well, imagine dealing with all that anxiety and excitement on top of the heavy weight of grief. It’s a whole different ball game for those who have lost a loved one, particularly a parent who might have rejoiced with you and expressed how proud they are of your achievements.

Feeling All the Feels: Grief comes with this mix of emotions that can mess with your head. You’re sad, you’re mad, you’re confused – and then there’s this cloud of doubt hanging over your results. It’s like trying to juggle a million emotions and study at the same time.

Putting Things in Perspective: Losing someone can make you rethink everything. Suddenly, exams might not seem as important as they did before. It’s like your priorities get shuffled around, and it’s tough to fully focus on your results when you’re dealing with something much bigger.

Brain Fog: Grief can mess with your thinking power. Remembering stuff, concentrating – all that can be a real struggle when you’re carrying the weight of loss.

Feeling Alone: Grief can make you feel like you’re in your own world. And when it’s time to open those results, the absence of that person you’ve lost can hit you like a ton of bricks. It’s like they should be there with you, celebrating or comforting you.

Making Big Decisions: A-Level results can shape your next steps, but making decisions while you’re grieving? It’s like trying to steer a ship through a storm. The whole process gets clouded by the grief, and it’s tough to see clearly.

If you are having, or have already had support from Edward’s Trust, we are here if you need a bit of extra support at this time. We know these key moments can be particularly tough. So, if you’re feeling like you could use someone to talk to, get in touch with your counsellor.

Dealing with A-Level results is already a rollercoaster, and when grief is in the mix, it can feel like a wild ride. But remember, you’re stronger than you think. Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak – it means you’re brave enough to take charge of your well-being during tough times. Take good care of yourself.