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

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Understand how stress can affect you, and where to get support.

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Resources for managing exam stress at university. 

More wellbeing help

Take a look at our other resources and sources of support for help with everything - from issues with alcohol, to healing from trauma.

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Get involved in the free support available for you at uni, including support groups, drop-in events and the annual Feel Good Fest.

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Wellbeing resources and other support

Expert advice recommended by our Student Wellbeing Service

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Learn more about the help we offer for personal and emotional worries.

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