Sometimes, studying at University can be stressful, particularly if you are up against demanding deadlines and around exam time.
We all go through stress at various points in our lives and it is a completely normal fact of life. It is how we deal with and respond to stress which makes a difference. Here's some uselful links on how you can manage stress and stay healthy at the same time while studying:
- Mental health and Wellbeing - University support page with a range of links to help you through stressful times, whether you are in a particualr period of stress, suffering from anxiety or need help with a diagnosed mental health condition.
- Self help Leaflets - these guides are developed by the NHS to support a range of mental health conditions and situations, including stress and anxiety, depression and low mood amongst other helpful guides for all.
- Spectrum.Life - 24/7 support who offer telephone and chat options as well as an app full of resources including managing stress and anxiety. Telephone: 0800 0318227, WhatsApp: Text “Hi” to 0741836 0780
- Links to modules via the Learning Skills hub on Managing anxiety around exams and other assessment activities, using a journal to support your wellbeing and overcoming procrastination.
- MIND - resources and videos of tips to support your self care while at University.
- Student Mental Health hub - resource from MIND to inform and support all students at all places of study.
- Kent and Medway CCG - Support and information for Young People and Students around Mental Health. Contains support numbers, websites and a range of resources.
- Exam Stress - working towards exams can creating feelings of worry and being under pressure, especially at university where you’re aiming for a degree. However, here are a range of things that you can do to help deal with the stress that you might be feeling from Student Minds.
- 5 ways to manage student stress - discover tips and tricks on what you can do to keep stress and worry at bay, while at uni.
- 9 Ways to manage and overcome academic stress and transition into industry - written by a PhD student for Cheeky Scientist for specific PhD help and advice.
- Helpful book scheme - Student Wellbeing Team has worked with the Library to identify a range of books to help you manage your health and wellbeing through helpful reading. This also includes support for long-term health conditions.
- Register for support with the Mental Health and Wellbeing team at the University or email email@example.com
- Attend a virtual drop in: Monday-Friday via 12pm-1pm via Blackboard
- Attend a Face to Face drop in:
Wednesday, 2-4pm, AHg59 (Augustine House)
Thursday, 1-2pm, CCg03 (Cathedral Court, Medway)
Thursday, 4-6pm, Lg43 (Laud)
Saturday, 2-4pm, AHg59 (Augustine House)
- Disability Student Allowance and Learning Support Plan drop-ins, Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, AHg56, or online.
- You can also join the team at Chooseday Chill for an informal chat over tea and toast, every Tuesday, at Augustine House from 5-7pm.