Look after your mind in exam time

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Period15 Oct 2015

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  • TitleLook after your mind in exam time
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletDaily Liberal and Macquarie Advocate; Dubbo, N.S.W.
    Media typeRadio
    DescriptionAs end-of-year exams begin this week Dr Fredrik Velander, a mental health expert from Charles Sturt University, is encouraging students to keep balance and health in their lives during times of stress.

    "Studying for a major test is a time when you can feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, and you can really question the meaning of things," Dr Velander said. "This is a good time to start using the 'self-care' technique. Self-care is positive self-talk and removal of personal put-downs in your thinking."

    Dr Velander's top tips for regaining mental wellbeing in times of stress include:

    o Structure your time and make a list of priorities

    o Break your time up into productive periods to remain focused

    o Make time to exercise outside to reduce stress and help beat depression

    o Keep balance in your life by maintaining a hobby

    o Sleep well, go to bed at the same time each night and remember quality is more important than quantity.

    For support and mental health advice, students can contact headspace online or by phone on 1800 650 890.
    Producer/AuthorFairfax Media Publications Pty Limited
    PersonsFredrik Velander