Search
  • Jade Taylor - Counsellor

Burnout. Exams. Stress management. Neurodiversity awareness

I am seeing and supporting a lot of exam stress….


Along with an empathetic ear to help recognise and implement their own strategies. I also offer the following basic self-care methods.

- utilise self-soothing activities that recharge batteries. this can be very individual and even include just escaping into watching films or series.

- break revision into smaller manageable chunks. 25 minutes revision. Ten minutes to rest. Set a timer. Break it down so it’s not so overwhelming

- eat breakfast, eat regularly and wholefoods where possible

- SLEEP

- fight procrastination to be able to enjoy relaxation time and not fall into guilt spirals

- SOCIALISE

- try and enjoy successes

- have rewards when goals have completed. Even small tasks that are difficult to complete

- try and have an organised study space. And where possible, study away from bedroom or the area that is used to relax in

- allow yourself to listen to music, or have sound on in the background. Body doubling rooms can be great for some

- use what revision methods work for you. Some absorb information audibly, such as through videos. Some visually, so through reading, others by doing, such as note taking. - becareful to not push yourself too hard and want to achieve too much… leading to overwhelm or a constant sense of failure

- use revision lessons where possible so you can enjoy your relaxation time when home








Useful links for further information and advice:

Preparing for exams - https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/help-for-teenagers-young-adults-and-students/tips-on-preparing-for-exams/

Coping with exam stress- https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/exam-stress/



ADHD burnout. Information and strategies - https://www.getinflow.io/post/adhd-burnout



Autistic burnout information -

https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/autistic-burnout-explained/amp/



Stress management strategies -

https://www.ditchthelabel.org/exam-stress-help/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw1N2TBhCOARIsAGVHQc6gYmDCFlsRT-KiKSMXIfc0GM3ogAh1M6CyOP97_lrBJX73XGYR-xkaAulBEALw_wcB


33 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

An amazing video from students, giving advice to teachers on how they process the world ‘Kids with a formal diagnosis, such as autism, Asperger's, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disor

This week is #MaternalMentalHealthAwarenessWeek: dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and after pregnancy. Together with the NCS, a Mum has published a blog on feelings of rage, an