How exam stress can affect mental health

Exam stress is a common problem, and it can have a big impact on mental health. Generally speaking, people who are under a lot of stress tend to have poorer mental health outcomes.

The weeks leading up to exams can be really tough for students. Not only do they have to worry about the material they’re learning, but they also have to contend with the added stress of worrying about how well they will do on the exams. This can lead to a lot of anxiety and even depression in some students. In this blog post, we will explore how exam stress can affect mental health and what students can do to manage it. Exam stress has almost doubled for GCSE’s and A Levels according to a recent insight from Childline. More than 200 sessions about exam worries took place in March 2022, nearly double the number of sessions in September 2021. 

Protecting your mental health at university.

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As the world struggles to contain coronavirus, students have been bitten many times. Unfortunately, nothing is set in stone, and this uncertainty can send many into a spiral of anxiety when trying to speculate or plan for the future. Anxiety is often referred to as the fear of the unknown; it is a feeling of worry or unease that frequently occurs when an outcome is uncertain. As we are living through an incredibly uncertain time, it is entirely normal to be feeling anxious about protecting your mental health at University. You may feel levels of anxiety surrounding returning to campus, face-to-face classes and about your health and safety. This is normal, and your worries are valid.

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