Exam season is always a stressy time of year, and with only a few hours of daylight and a whole lot of miserable weather, it can be even more challenging than normal to keep everything ticking over. It is really important to make sure we are looking after our mental health and wellbeing, but there’s lots of support available.
If you missed it, have a peek at my previous blog post on tips on how to look after your wellbeing at university.
Here are some contacts and services that are available to students to help manage feelings of isolation, anxiety, and stress.
- The University offer a great mental health service and you can get in touch with them if you are feeling stressed, anxious, or lonely. They offer a face-to-face drop in on Wednesdays at Augustine House, Canterbury, 2 – 4pm and on Thursdays from 1 – 2pm in Cathedral Court, Medway, and there is also Virtual drop in available from Monday- Friday between 12 and 1pm on Blackboard.
- The Student Mediation Service helps students find a positive situation when in a difficult circumstance by empowering students and providing students with a safe place.
- The Chaplaincy offer a confidential listening service where students can discuss any issues you are experiencing and have your voices heard.
- Chooseday Chill happens at Augustine House from 5-7pm Tuesdays during term time where you can meet new friends and exchange chats over some tea and toast, and access student support advisers if you need to.
And if you’re looking for some stressbusting activities or wellbeing support this exam season, keep an eye out for #stressless blogs, social media posts and events over the coming weeks. You’ve got this!
by Temi Ogunbiyi, SGO Projects Officer #livingwell