Mental Health Awareness Week 2023.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2023.

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!

Overcoming anxiety, stress and panic : a five areas approach by Chris Williams
The eco hero handbook : simple solutions to tackle eco-anxiety by Tessa Wardley
A guide to eco-anxiety : how to protect the planet and your mental health by Anouchka Grose
Personal development all-in-one for dummies by Rhena Branch
Overcoming anxiety : reassuring ways to break free from stress and worry and lead a calmer life by Gill Hasson
Mind over mood : change how you feel by changing the way you think by Dennis Greenberger
Starving the anxiety gremlin : a cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anxiety management for young people by Kate Collins-Donnelly
The dyslexia, ADAD, and DCD/dyspraxia friendly study skills guide : tips and strategies for exam success for students with SpLDs by Ann-Marie McNicholas

Don’t miss out on our Stressless event!

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