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The period between completing an assignment or an exam and receiving your marks back can be extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing for a student. To cope with this stress period, a SHAWCO representative offers 5 tips.

 


The topic of mental health is a complex one, and it has become an even more complicated and intricate conversation in 2021, as people have begun to slowly come to terms with life under Covid-19. Speaking to three university students, each share their experiences with mental health in 2021 and how they have found themselves in spaces in which mental health has become less of a taboo, as they each journey towards individual growth in their mental well-being.


A study launched by the Human Sciences Research Council revealed that over 65% of students experienced mild to severe psychological distress due to the pandemic and the resulting Lockdown. This was only one of many other shocking and concerning findings of the study.


Being confined to your house for a long period of time and not being allowed to go anywhere can take a toll on your mental health and can sometimes have you feel like you’re losing your head. Knowing how to stay sane during this time is therefore essential and there are also many support services available to you. 


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