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Just like our physical health, mental wellbeing is something everyone has and must look after and this can often flare up more when you’re feeling under more pressure.
Whether you’re at school, looking towards university or your first job which could be in an office, factory, warehouse, coffee shop or hospital - pressures can affect anyone, at anytime, anywhere. Given the daily demands from gearing up to exams, uni applications, work deadlines, always-on technology, it’s no surprise that stress can take its toll on your mind and body.
A struggle with pressure can be both a cause and outcome of conditions like anxiety and depression. Did you know that poor mental health costs the UK economy approximately £70 billion annually*, figures show, so it’s important to consider a variety of techniques and ways you can practise looking after yourself.
To help get you thinking around how you can cope with pressure, listen to Luke’s story where he is experiencing exam pressure whilst at school, you can also use the worksheet to help you jot down ideas and build your own action plan. You will get to consider the practical ways that you can make in your own life.
Here are some popular tips to deal with pressure, by mastering techniques now will help to keep your mental health in a good place which will be useful for when you step into your first job. Of course, everyone will have their own way and could be impacted at very different points in their lives.
Explore other ways to help with challenge, pressure by having a go at the stress bucket challenge to help identify what is causing pressure.