THE DAY YOUR HKCEE results are released is one of those times in your life when you need extra emotional support. Find someone who can be by your side. No matter what your results are, it is good to have someone to share them with and offer you sound advice. Your classmates may be too busy with their own results to help you. So a friend who has already gone through the HKCEE experience would be the best choice. He or she can give you practical advice and, especially important, will understand your feelings. It is also a good idea to invite your parents or a family member to accompany you. They are the ones who will want to stand by your side. Teachers are a good source of advice and information. They have plenty of experience in advising students and helping them make decisions. Some students may feel the need for professional advice as well. There are several organisations that can help, and some have set up services specifically for HKCEE students. The first one to consider is the Hok Yau Club. You can get a lot of useful information on its website ( www.student.com.hk ) and attend talks it organises. Hok Yau also has a hotline for HKCEE students. Another helpful organisation is the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. The federation has set up a large-scale project to deal with queries from Form Five students through a number of channels. Professional social workers are available any time you need them, 24 hours a day between August 10 and 14. You can phone the federation's hotline or contact it through ICQ Instant Messenger. Its website, at www.u21.org.hk/27771112_new/index.html , has a chat room and an online noticeboard for students to share their thoughts and feelings. Other providers of 24-hour hotlines for Form Five students and parents are: the Hong Kong Caritas Youth and Social Service, the Hong Kong Children and Youth Service and Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council. For details, refer to the list on this page.