With this year’s exams season seeing many students entering the examination hall for the first time, panic attacks might be more likely for some vulnerable young people. Supporting a student through a panic attack can feel terrifying and you can often feel completely helpless – but there are several things you can do to help.
Just be there
Having a panic attack is a terrifying feeling and one that can make you feel very alone. Just being present can make a huge difference to the student. It will make them feel a little less out of control of the situation which is likely to shorten the duration of the attack.
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