Mental Health Awareness Week - Day 2

 
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Mental Health Awareness Week - Day 2
by Martin Deans - Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:01 AM
 

KC Student Wellbeing Blog – Day 2

Hello again, thank you for coming back – so yesterday we looked at what is stress? And the support available in College.

What other support can I access?

Being a student isn't easy and exam time is particularly challenging. When symptoms of stress occur, anxiety can begin to set in making you become irritable, have feelings of low self-esteem and confidence. Am I good enough to pass? Have I done enough revision? What happens if I don’t pass? And the list goes on.

The focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is stress. Let’s see how stressed you are by taking this short test below;

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/stress-test

“Stress is not a mental health problem in itself but it is a key cause of mental health problems like depression and anxiety and is often linked to self-harm and suicide. Stress is also known to lead to physical health problems like muscle and joint pain and cardiovascular problems”. Mental Health Foundation.

Remember it’s important to know that you can get help, and you deserve it! The quicker we seek help the better we feel, and without things developing into something more serious. Today I would like to make you aware of some of the help and support you can access within the local area:

  • Kirklees Council

  • S2R Create Space

  • Richmond Fellowship

  • Hoot Creative

  • Touchstone – Kirklees Advocacy Service

Please access the toolkit below for more information on the services listed above, and how to access them.

http://moodle2.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2197

Thank you for taking the time to read, and I’ll be back again tomorrow with another update on the important subject of how to look after our mental health and wellbeing!

Take care

Emma Townsend, EDI Manager, Email; etownsend@kirkleescollege.ac.uk