Managing Study Stress

This webinar is for students who are aged 16+ and currently studying to support wellbeing.

The webinar explores why we worry about the future, how uncertainty makes things worse, and what to do about study stress. It provides guidance on cognitive and behavioural techniques which students can learn themselves to manage their own symptoms, stay in the present and prepare calmly for the future. 

Exams, studying and academia have often been a source of stress for many be that day to day study or preparing for an exam. This webinar will support you in techniques to manage this.

Worry is not an inevitable consequence of stress, rather, it is a mental process we can choose to engage in, or not. By writing worries down, learning the difference between worry and other forms of challenge, and introducing balance to our daily lives, we stand a good chance of limiting our worry.

The webinar also includes information about the free talking therapies offered by our services for anyone interested in accessing additional support for their wellbeing.

Key topics covered:

  • All about worry: what it is, why we do it and how we can do it less often.
  • Study stress: how it begins, how we keep it going, what to do and what not to do when preparing for assessments.
  • The CBT Study Stress toolkit: SMART Goals, Behavioural tools and Cognitive tools. 
  • Cognitive tools: spotting unhelpful thinking habits, challenging unhelpful thoughts and choosing new, more flexible and realistic ways of thinking.

Please note to access our webinar programme you must be aged 16+ and registered, or be intending to register with a GP, in Hertfordshire or Mid Essex.

To find more information or to self-refer to the NHS Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies services please visit: or talk to your GP. 

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Self-help videos:

We also have a variety of self-help videos available that focus on a range of topics including stress, sleep, nature and wellbeing, tips for healthcare staff and mindfulness. Click here for more information about our self-help videos.