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Mental Health Resources

A range of resources and community services to help with a number of mental health concerns you might be facing

Tackling Test Anxiety

Nervousness before exams is completely normal, and in fact, can actually be beneficial if we know how to recognize and manage it effectively. We have created a self-guided online workshop with tips and tricks on how to manage test anxiety. It includes a breakdown of what text anxiety is, the physiology behind it, how to reframe is when it comes up, and practical tips to help you to navigate tests with less anxiety.

Check it out here!

A photograph of students taking a test in a classroom/lecture hall.

Breathing Exercise

If you're currently feeling anxious, try breathing along with the animation below for 1-2 minutes. Try to breath deeply down into your belly, pushing it out like a balloon inflating. As you exhale, squeeze all of the air our of your belly and lungs.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Try out this short video introduction to progressive muscle relaxation (PMR). This is a great tool that you can practice almost anywhere in order to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. If you struggle with test anxiety, this could be useful to try shortly before each text/exam that you take.

My Anxiety Plan (MAP)

My Anxiety Plan (MAP) is a free, self-guided anxiety management program based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based psychological treatment that was developed through decades of scientific research and has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety problems. MAP is designed to provide adults struggling with anxiety with practical strategies and tools to manage anxiety.

MAP includes 6 easy to navigate units with 45 lessons. Check it out here!

Screenshot of the beginning page of the My Anxiety Plan lesson 1