Studying at university is a challenging experience academically, and can be physically and emotionally difficult as well. Research from the National Union of Students (2016) shows that the majority of younger Australian students rate their mental health as "fair" or "poor", which means that if you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone. 99% of students reported some level of stress toward academic work, with exams being most stressful and lectures the least. See below for tips and tools on ways to practice self-care when times are tough.
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Stress can be caused by anything that we perceive as a threat to our wellbeing. These tactics can help to keep it under control.
National Union of Students & Headspace, (2016). National Tertiary Student Wellbeing Survey 2016. Retrieved from https://headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/headspace-NUS-Publication-Digital.pdf
Nordqvist, C. (2017). How stress happens and how to manage it. Retrieved from www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/145855.php?page=2