It's a big day for pupils across the county tomorrow, August 23, as thousands of GCSE students will be collecting their results.

Students will be able to pick up their results from their school in the morning while others will have them posted, with many students heading on to A-Levels and vocational work placements in September.

But a leading charity says emotional well being is more important than grades, and has encouraged students to discuss their options with parents and teachers if they don't get the results they were hoping for.

Karen Harvey, who leads Samaritans work in education, 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. You will be ok, and Samaritans is always here.”

You can follow the County Times live results blog online tomorrow, with our reporters and photographers speaking to pupils and teachers throughout the morning.

Don't forget to send us your pictures and results and we'll feature them in our coverage.