This April Stress Awareness Month has taken on new significance as we navigate our way through an ongoing pandemic. Remtek Students is using this Stress Awareness month to share best practice solutions for the DSA industry and wellbeing tips for current and potential students.
Stress can be a significant factor in mental health problems, including anxiety and depression and can also be linked to several physical health problems. We’re encouraging students everywhere to address stress, learn coping techniques and take steps to ease the stress in your lives.
Last month as part of University Mental Health Day we shared an article showcasing a range of resources to support you through the rest of your academic year and help you take control of your studies. These included:
- Student Minds: the UK’s student mental health charity.
- Student Space: a website full of helpful wellbeing resources and advice to help you through the issues that have arisen with coronavirus.
- Time to Change: a campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.
- University websites: a good place to find support and resources.
Today we’re looking at wellbeing and helping you to understand stress and make informed choices that will have a positive impact on your daily life.
Common sources of student stress include academic pressures, social challenges, transitions such as moving away from home, relationships, work, financial obligations and more recently home working and isolation.
We’ve created our top five tips to help you de-stress this stress awareness month:
- Eat a Healthy Diet – Having a good diet can boost your brainpower, working as a stress management technique and a useful study aid.
- Get Regular Exercise – Regular exercise is the healthiest way to blow off steam and it’s great for your physical and mental health. Take up walking or jogging for just 10 minutes per day to release endorphins and enhance your mood.
- Get Enough Sleep – Not getting enough sleep means you’re less productive and you may find it more difficult to learn. Aim to get at least 8 hours sleep per night.
- Introduce Calm Breathing – If your body experiences a stress response, you might not be thinking as clearly as you’d like. Practicing breathing exercises is a quick and effective way to calm down and refocus.
- Get Organised – Organise your space to reduce stress and increase productivity. Keep a minimalist, tidy study area that’s free of distractions and clutter.
Best Practice for the DSA Industry
In addition to the above we want to help you through the DSA process.
The DSA process can be daunting and knowing where to turn or who to ask for help can seem challenging.
Remtek Systems has developed a unique, familiarisation process that makes the DSA journey less overwhelming and helps you get started with confidence.
Familiarisation is the most essential part of any student journey within the DSA process. It is the perfect way to help you become familiar with your equipment from the get-go; offering you an opportunity to ask any questions that may otherwise go unanswered.
Another touch point that will help bridge the gap between setup and training is software setup videos. Check out our full range of videos here and subscribe to our YouTube channel for ongoing updates!
Remtek Systems has seen over 2000 students post reviews as to why familiarisation is critical to building the foundations for their support. Don’t miss out on your session.
If you are a student and would like to find out more about familiarisation, book training or equipment delivery, contact our admin team on 0161 745 8353 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
0161 745 8353
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