AN AWARD-winning online resource which equips young people to deal with life’s challenges has created a special support tool for those worrying about the controversial SATs exams.


Insight4Life runs its Zumos programme in secondary schools across the UK and is currently piloting a version of the resource to primary schools, which gives young people access to confidential, expert advice on a whole host of subjects, along with daily messages to help promote positivity.


And in response to the recent outcry over the pressure SATs exams puts on youngsters, a special motivational message with sound advice on coping has been created by Zumos – and is available to download for free.


The information – which is peer reviewed – reassures young people and gives them coping mechanisms for dealing with the exams.


“Zumos helps young people to deal with all of their issues in a confidential way and gives them the tools to build their confidence which will last them a lifetime,” said Gary Siva, Chief Executive of Insight4Life.


“As soon as we realised the pressure that young people were being put under because of these exams we have devised a tool to help them which will be available to anyone who needs help and support.”


Zumos is usually only available to participating schools but the organisation has given this particular information to anyone who needs help or for any parent concerned for their children.


It can be accessed via YouTube at


Zumos covers a vast range of subjects, meaning that any youngster who feels they have nowhere to go or are too frightened to ask for help can get vital information and support.


It deals with problems ranging from coping with spots to bullying, abuse or even feelings of isolation and loneliness.


Insight4Life is being used in a number of schools, which are able to control the information that can be accessed and which are also given statistical information about the kind of problems their pupils are highlighting.


The Zumos programme has already won a number of awards and has been praised by OFSTED for the level of the information, advice and guidance it provides saying that it offers “a holistic perspective much more detailed and far more advanced than normal information, advice and guidance services.”


The organisation recently launched a primary school version of the programme, which is currently being piloted in three schools in Wolverhampton before being rolled out nationally.


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