Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance
Exams and studying alongside work can be stressful at the best of times. Add in a global pandemic and things can become extremely difficult.
That means it's more important than ever for us to take the time to look after our mental health and wellbeing. We have compiled a list of helpful tools and resources, which we be updated over time, to help you in taking care of your mental health and wellbeing.
Managing your revision to minimise exam stress is important for taking care of your short-term physical health and your emotional wellbeing. We recommend you consider implementing some of our quick tips to make revision easier:
CIPFA's Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is full of free resources for anyone who may need support. The hub brings together information and support on a wide range of topics. Access is free of charge to all, not just CIPFA members or students, it's anonymous and there's no need to register.
Music can be a really powerful tool for relaxation and concentration. Here are some recommended listens:
Exercise can be very helpful for relaxation and stress relief. If you can, take some form of exercise — whether that's a walk, home workout or run. Guided meditation, mindfulness and breathing exercises are also readily available online which can help with relaxation. In response to the pandemic lots of guided exercise has moved online, you can find all types of workout and instructors online with some content available for free.
Apps which may help you in stressful periods include:
If you are struggling right now and would like more information, please visit: