Now that the stress of your end of year assessments are over, it is time to relax and enjoy your summer. However, sometimes change can be overwhelming especially in these challenging times so here are some ways for you to manage your anxiety and fears during the upcoming period.
Identify your triggers
The first thing to do to manage your anxiety is to identify what triggers them.
Some exercise can help to clear your mind. We highly recommend doing 15 minutes of yoga each day to keep you nice and relaxed.
Controlled breathing can gives you feelings of calm and relaxation and most breathing techniques can be used just about anywhere.
Write down your thoughts
Writing down what is making you anxious is a great way to ease your anxiety.
Listen to a podcast
There is a podcast that serves every need and purpose; so whether you are interested in popular culture, sport, music, interviews with personalities, you will find a podcast that is perfect for you.
Big White Wall
Don’t forget Big White Wall which is a Care Quality Commission registered service recognised nationally through awards by the NHS and is a safe environment overseen by qualified therapists called Wall Guides.
Wherever you are located, you can access free, 24/7 online support for issues around mental health and wellbeing. The Big White Wall (BWW) is a Care Quality Commission registered service recognised nationally through awards by the NHS and is a safe environment overseen by qualified therapists called Wall Guides.
Student Support Appointments
The Student Support and Wellbeing continue to operate remotely and have capacity to offer online appointments. They can support students with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as Dyslexia; discuss academic adjustments for people with temporary or permanent disabilities or chronic conditions; support autistic students, and offer support for anyone at Kent experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental healthissues.
If you’d like to make an appointment with an adviser, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving us some information about the help you seek and your availability for online appointments.
Their counselling team can also offer you a safe space to address issues concerning you which aren’t related to academic life, and can help get thoughts, feelings, behaviour and perspective back in balance again. If you’d like to explore remote counselling at this time, please email email@example.com.
They also have a number of support groups running via Zoom you may be interested to join:
Student Support Online Groups
All welcome to share common experiences & ideas to stay well & connected.
Mondays from 15:30 – 16:30.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a Zoom link with ‘Wellbeing Cafe’ in the subject title
International Wellbeing Group
Peer support and social activities for any international student who wishes to join.
Thursdays from 14:00 to 15:30.
Email email@example.com for more information and a Zoom link with ‘International Wellbeing Group’ in the subject title
Autism peer support
Peer support and social activities for any autistic student who wishes to join.
Wednesdays from 16:00 to 17:30.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a Zoom link with ‘Autism Peer Support Group’ in the subject title
Guided mindfulness meditation, no previous experience necessary.
Wednesdays 13:10 to 13:50 and 17:10 to 17:50.
Email email@example.com for more information and a Zoom link with ‘Student Mindfulness’ in the subject title.
You can also access any of the self-help resources which are listed on our webpages.