When we're in a situation that we don't feel we can manage or control, like juggling work and responsibilities, we can often feel stressed. A small amount of stress can be manageable and help us focus on a problem. But stress that's very intense or lasts for a long term can start to cause wider problems.
If you are having persistent difficulties with stress then it is advisable to seek help. Consult your GP if your daily functioning is significantly affected and let your personal tutor or course leader know if your difficulties are affecting your studies.
Useful resources for stress
Wellbeing courses, workshops and events
Get involved in the free support available for you at uni, including support groups, drop-in events and the annual Feel Good Fest.
Wellbeing resources and other support
Expert advice recommended by our Student Wellbeing Service
Student Wellbeing Service
Learn more about the help we offer for personal and emotional worries.
Contact the Student Wellbeing Service
Access mental health support and guidance from our friendly team of wellbeing advisers, counsellors and advisers:
Or you can contact us via:
- +44 (0)23 9284 3466
- The Bateson Centre, The Mary Rose St, Portsmouth, PO1 2BL
Worried about a student? Whether you're a friend, member of University staff, family member or medical professional you can raise a concern so our service can help.