Stress Awareness Week: Everything you need to know

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The University of Stirling have organised several events for Stress Awareness Week. The events run from 6 November to 10 November and are free to students and staff. 

November marks the start of exam and deadline season for many students, a seriously stressful time. To help students look after themselves and take some time to relax, the university will be running events to combat stress throughout November. 

What’s on?

The library will have a wellbeing space allocated on level two where you can go for a quiet relax. Also in the library will be jigsaw building to take your mind off of exams. 

A book swap is being held on level two of the library as well. There will be a bookshelf dedicated to the book swap as the library encourages people to take a little time out of their day to read, as it has been shown to reduce stress levels. 

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A Paws Against Stress session is set to take place on 4 November, you can read more about that here.

The Loch View Wellbeing Suite, located in 2A1 in Cottrell, is another location students and staff can go to take some time to themselves. Featured here are stress-busting activities, weighted blankets and a massage chair. 

A 30-minute Student yoga session will run on 9 November at 11am at Juniper Court to relieve the physical side-effects of stress.  

How else can I manage my stress? 

If activities are not your thing, then the University has a collection of health and wellbeing books and materials that focus on combating stress.  

Tutors are also in place to help with your learning throughout your time at University. While your education is important, nothing is more important than your health and wellbeing.

It is important to put time aside every now and then to check in on yourself and give yourself a break – even when the workload feels overwhelming.

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A workshop that will help you develop a personal practical plan to lower your stress levels is running on 23 November. This workshop, called Identifying and managing my stress, is open from 9:30am to 4pm.  

Where to book

All library events are only available during library opening hours. These are Monday to Friday 8am to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm.  

A full list of stress-reduction events at the university throughout November can be found here.

In this list you will find exact locations of events and a brief description of what you can expect. All the events are free however you must still book ahead of time.  

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