We know this is a particularly stressful time of year. If you feel you are suffering from more than a bout of exam nerves, extra support is available.
If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, please call the police or ambulance service on 999.
The following services and resources are free and confidential to access all year round:
Between 11am-3pm Monday to Friday you can come to our drop-in for practical and pastoral support in a confidential space. You don’t need to book – simply come along to the Student Welfare Advice and Guidance Information Point on the ground floor of the Alsop Building.
To help you succeed in your exams, you can access tips on effective revision and exam preparation via the “KnowHow: Academic success” module on VITAL. You’ll find a range of interactive tutorials and resources within the module to help you prepare.
During the assessment period the Counselling Service are running 30 minute Mindful Exam Sessions in the KnowHow space in the Sydney Jones Library. These workshops will help you find inner calm and will provide welcome respite from exam and deadline stress.
You can find a list of the upcoming KnowHow workshops via the Library website.
Our Relaxation Programme is designed to be used with a self-assessment relaxation diary and can be downloaded here.
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service that provides 24/7 online peer and professional support, with trained counsellors. Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.
Big White Wall is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them. More than three quarters of members feel better as a result of using the service. You can get support via the service at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. The charity empowers students and members of the University community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Their website has a range of resources, including this guide on exam stress.
Posted by Student Minds on Tuesday, 14 May 2019
There are experienced teams in Student Services who are here to support you to be successful in your studies. You can find out more about this support via our Student Services webpages.
We have a series of online self-help modules that you can complete for free. The programme – which is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – will provide you with tools and techniques to help you manage stress, anxiety and depression and bring balance into your life. Please note that neither your response to, nor your progress within, any of the modules within this programme are monitored by the Counselling Service or the University.
A list of other support networks you can access can be found on our Counselling Service webpages.
Networks you might find useful include The Samaritans, who offer a 24-hour helpline (116 123), the Students Against Depression website, and Liverpool Light – a mental health café that provides a welcoming and safe space for people experiencing mental health related crisis. The service is run by trained mental health support staff and operates from 6pm to 12pm, seven days a week, offering an alternative to the use of A&E for people at times of crisis or in need of targeted social support out of hours.
The University is continuing to invest in mental health and wellbeing support for students and has recently recruited a new team of wellbeing advisers, two additional mental health advisers, an additional disability adviser, a CBT therapist and additional counsellors.
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