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Coping with exam stress

With exam time just a few months away many students are already feeling the pressure to succeed. Year 12 exams for many young adults are the most stressful time of their lives so far. Dealing with pressure to succeed, university entrance and making some big life decisions can really test students coping skills.

Learning some key stress management techniques which empower students to deal with stress proactively before it takes a toll can not only help their school performance it can greatly reduce the long term effects this stress takes on their mental health.

Last year saw a rise in year 12 students applying for special conditions due to anxiety related conditions.

The team at Adelaide Psychological’s approach to early intervention psychology will help students learn to deal with this stress in a healthy way before it becomes a significant problem.

 

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Adolescent Anxiety and Early Intervention

With ever increasing access to the world through social media our children are more exposed to the ugly side of the world than ever before.

The Guardian in the UK reports that a major British children’s charity has released research stating that an increasing number of our children are concerned over world events and this is their primary cause of anxiety.

Recent figures show a 35% uplift in contacts by children and teenagers to counselling services in the past 12 months alone.

At Adelaide Psychological we believe in Early Intervention Psychology, and our psychologists are experienced in working with teenagers who are showing the early signs of anxiety.

We believe that prevention is far better than cure when it comes to mental health.

World events can be upsetting, frightening and overwhelming to teenagers and we need to help our kids build a better resilience to cope with this new world.

If you or your child is struggling to find healthy coping strategies or want to make sure you have these in place, then we can help.

Ask us about Early Intervention Psychology.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/31/childline-anxiety-calls-spike-uk-children-express-fears-global-events-brexit-syria

 

 

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