A new COVID-19 study support hub to support the mental health and wellbeing of students across Australia
Many students are feeling anxious and sad, missing the connection of friends, disappointed that they are unable to compete in sporting competitions, and that theatre and dance productions are cancelled. Added to this is the need to adjust to new online learning environments and uncertainty about the impact on assessments, and for those in Year 12, what that means for further education and employment.
That’s why we’ve fast-tracked the launch of this year’s study support resources, with a new COVID-19 study support hub, that is tailored to the specific needs of students right now.
The hub operates across our Under 25s, Parents and Schools services, and includes articles and tips for students, information and advice for parents, and support for teachers and wellbeing lesson plans that can be delivered online and which are mapped to the curriculum. All of the content and resources are available online and are free.
According to research by YouthInsight up to 73 per cent of students in Australia are worried about the impact that COVID-19 will have on their education.* And, new ReachOut data shows that even before COVID-19 had disrupted schooling, nearly 75 per cent of young people were already experiencing worrying levels of exam stress, and one in five had extreme stress about exams.”
Look for the following topics:
- Stressed about study during coronavirus?: If school life is overwhelming right now, you’re not alone. Whether you’re learning from home or still attending school, coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting our plans. This collection for students will get you through everything from studying at home, exam stress and fear about the future.
- Your teen, study stress and coronavirus??: You and your teen are likely navigating a new learning environment, due to coronavirus (COVID-19). While that can be stressful, there are tips and strategies that can help. This collection will help you support your teen to manage exam and study stress, deal with distractions and develop a routine.
- Coping during COVID-19: School communities around Australia are currently facing unprecedented changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19). School leaders, students and parents may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, scared, uncertain or stressed, wondering what life will look like in the next few weeks and months.
SOURCE: ReachOut.com website viewed 27 April 2020
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