Student life can be stressful, and with the cost of living crisis and concerns about climate change, it’s more important than ever to look after our mental health. That’s why here at Augustine House we’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week.
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from the 15th to the 21st May, and the theme is anxiety.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is usually a natural response to stress. Be it fears over an upcoming deadline or interview, or worrying about finances, everyone gets anxious sometimes.
However, sometimes anxiety can seriously affect your mental health, with a quarter of adults claiming that their anxiety regularly prevents them from enjoying, or even doing, the things they want to do. Many people suffer from strong or long-lasting feelings of anxiety, and even panic attacks. If your anxiety is affecting your day-to-day life, this may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
It’s important to learn how to manage anxiety the best that we can; to minimise its impact on our lives, and keep doing the things we love instead.
And if you’re struggling to cope with your stress or anxiety – or any other mental health issue – remember that Student Wellbeing Support is always there to help you get back on track!
Where can I learn how to manage my anxiety?
If you’d like to learn more about coping with stress during your exams, the Learning Skills Hub is here to help! Our Managing Anxiety module can help you to understand what anxiety is and how it can affect you, as well as how to reduce it’s impact on your physical and mental health – and your exam results!
Or if you’d rather do some research of your own, why not try one of the eBooks below?
And if you prefer a documentary, try out our Box of Broadcasts playlist!