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Emotional safety during examinations

Mid-year exams have begun and with crunch time comes emotional upheaval. However, it is manageable and should not deter you from the end-goal of succeeding in your studies while maintaining high mental health standards.

“The exam period is a time when stress and anxiety levels are higher than usual. Stress can be positive and help you stay motivated and focused. However, too much stress can be unhelpful and can make you feel overwhelmed, confused, exhausted and edgy,” says Dr Melissa Barnaschone, Director of Student Counselling and Development at the University of the Free State (UFS).

According to Helpguide.Org: Trusted guide to mental & emotional health, “Mental and emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware, and resilient. People who are mentally healthy are able to cope with life’s challenges and recover from setbacks. But mental and emotional health requires knowledge, understanding, and effort to maintain. If your mental health isn’t as solid as you’d like it to be, here’s the good news: there are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life.”

For further details on topics including: Building Better Mental Health, Emotional Intelligence Toolkit, Benefits of Mindfulness, Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Cultivating Happiness, visit the Help Guide. 

Dr Barnaschone has a few tips on how Kovsies can better approach academic anxiety during the examination period. Here is what she has to say:

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Kovsie open day - 4 & 5 May

03 May 2006

This year the Kovsie open day will be offered on the Main Campus of the University on 4 and 5 May 2006.

Visitors will be able to visit the exhibitions from 09h00 - 16h00 on Thursday 4 May or from 09h00 - 14h00 on Friday 5 May. All the faculties and support services will have manned information points in the Callie Human.

The exhibitions of residences and student societies will be located directly beside the Callie Human.

On both days OFM will offer exciting open-air broadcasts in front of the Callie Human from 12h00 - 14h00.

You are very welcome to contact Mrs Linda Greyling at 051 401 3384 from 08h00 to 13h00 in the mornings should you have any enquiries.

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