Mental health: Understanding anxiety as you return to school

As you return to school, feelings of stress and anxiety are normal, but it can be hard to recognise them or know how to react if this is the first time.

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Give mindfulness a go this summer

Mental health is important all year round, especially as we fast approach Results Day 2019.

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Mental health: Managing millennial burnout

Millennials can often get a bad press with an assumed lack of work ethic or motivation, but as they are branded the burnout generation it is becoming clear this ethos is quite the opposite: millennials can’t stop. We speak to two students about the dangers of millennial burnout and how to take a break.

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Exam Season: A stress-free study season

Bubbling over with dread? Yup, exams are looming and they ‘aint going anywhere. Feel like you’re losing control? Life is about balance, and it’s important to take care of yourself and your mental health – guilt-free – even during exam season.

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Making changes for Stress Awareness Month

Life as a student certainly has its ups and downs, and stress is a completely normal emotion to feel from time to time – small amounts of stress can even be healthy, believe it or not.

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Practicing self care to reduce stress

Today is National Stress Awareness Day, a chance to stop and recognise if we are becoming overwhelmed by stress and why. 

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Exam de-stress: the benefits of pet therapy

We are now in July which means exams are over but it doesn’t mean the stress is. Everyone knows how stressful this period can be for students as they wait for their results.

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How to De-stress

In our busy lives, it seems like feeling stressed is the normality. Some of us thrive off a little stress; however, stress for many can be a hindrance, and really affects their daily lives. It’s always good to take a second to clear your mind and de-stress – especially during exam season. And since April is Stress Awareness Month, we thought we would share some helpful tips to help you work through your stress no matter how big or small. Get Planning If you have a lot on your plate, it can be overwhelming, so ease away some of that…

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Teen girls in Scotland are experiencing a rise in mental health problems – what’s going on gals?

A study done in St Andrews which surveyed the health and wellbeing of 11,000 young people aged 11, 13 and 15 has determined that underage smoking, drinking and sex has gone down – but mental health problems amongst young girls are on the rise. The study examined emotional feelings and habits, family life, school, nutrition, physical activity, body image, substance use, sexual health and bullying over four years. There have been higher reports of psychological stress such as anxiety, nervousness, low mood and medicine use in females with common causes being: Concern about body image Pressure to succeed and attain…

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