01 Aug 2017

Look after your Mind this Exam Season

The HSC and IB years can be a stressful and anxious period. The pressure students experience can be so consuming it blocks out any view of the outside world. Study stress and anxiety can be alleviated with a holistic approach to study that incorporates activities to look after mental health.

In collaboration with the Newington College Counselling Support Team, the Library has collected a variety of print and electronic resources that students can use to ‘find a balance’ during this time.

The Looking After Your Mind webpage contains links to apps, websites, online support portals, and face-to-face programs, focussing on the following themes:

  • Looking after yourself – managing stress
  • Sleeping well
  • Managing study
  • Getting support

Resources are also displayed in the Library, along with materials for colouring and origami – tactile mindfulness activities that are great to do during a ‘study break’ to encourage well-paced and focused study sessions. 

The Library team wishes all boys the best of luck as their final exams approach.

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