Relaxation techniques

1 - Schedule regular breaks

and do take them

2 - Decide on a time you will stop work

and stick to it

3 - Try to get enough sleep

Spend some time unwinding before you go to bed.

4- Eat regular, healthy meals

 and drink plenty of water

5 - Regular exercise

Taking a lunchtime walk can help reduce stress levels

6 - Avoid caffeine

which in large doses can cause tension and anxiety

7 - Make sure you spend some time relaxing

and having fun. 

8 - Consider revising with friends

9 - Build up your relaxation techniques

Minimising stress

  • Link to Emoodji site


    Fun app created by Mind and aimed at students. Take a selfie and add an emoji to record how you feel. Send to a friend or use it to track your mood over time.

  • Eric Barker - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

    Weekly blog with advice on how to be more resilient, productive, successful and happy.

  • Link to Feel Stress Free site

    Feel Stress Free

    This app shows you useful techniques for reducing stress and anxiety in a fun way. 

  • Link to library catalogue

    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Whatever your fears, this empowering book will help you overcome them.

  • Link to NHS healthy living apps

    Healthy living apps from the NHS

    iOS and Android apps for healthier living, e.g. exercise, healthy eating, cutting down smoking and drinking.

  • Link to Mind website


    National charity dealing with a wide range of mental health issues. Accessible, friendly advice and helpline.

  • Link to Moodjuice website


    Contains self help guides and advice on feelings and behaviours such as suicide, self-harm, stress and relationships.

  • Link to Overcoming Anxiety

    Overcoming Anxiety

    Useful self-help programme for a range of anxieties and fears.

  • Link to SAM website


    Self help for anxiety management. This app will help you better understand, monitor and manage your anxiety. Share experiences anonymously using the 'social cloud' feature.

  • Link to Silvercloud


    Working through this personalised CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) programme will help improve your mental wellbeing.

  • Link to Calm website

    The Calm Zone

    The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. News, articles and support, including web chat and helplines.

  • link to The Mix website

    The Mix

    The Mix is a website for young people under 25 years old.  It provides support and tools you may need to take on any challenge you’re facing.