A leading support charity says "emotional well-being is more important than grades" as thousands of students prepare to collect their A-level results in Wales tomorrow.

Samaritans Cymru say it's vital to make sure young people getting their exam results this month are not put under unacceptable pressure.

Coping with exam stress is one of the topics Samaritans’ Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening (DEAL) resources for teachers covers, in a series that helps pupils to build emotional resilience and to support each other.

Sarah Stone, Executive Director for Samaritans in Wales said: "Getting exam results can be stressful. We hope you are all pleased with your results. If you are not, remember that your results don’t define who you are, or show all that you can do.

"There are other opportunities and a chance to study again if that is what you want to do. You may need to make other plans and take some time to think, but that’s ok. It helps to share your thoughts and feelings with someone, so do talk to friends, teachers and parents about how you are feeling, and look out for your friends."

Samaritans has also worked with YouTuber and teacher Primrose Kitten to offer support with exam results.

She said: "Look after your mental health and look after your physical health, it is just as important and as getting good results. I would much rather my kids got average GCSE results and average A level results, went to a not-great university and were happy."

Anyone worried about themselves or a student can contact Samaritans for free from any phone on 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org. You can also call their Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123.