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You've Got This

A Student’s Guide to Well-being at University and Beyond

AUTHOR : By Rachael Alexander

ISBN : 9781914171260

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 18, 2022

Extent : 268 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171277

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 18, 2022

Extent : 268 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171284

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 18, 2022

Extent : 268 pgs

Description

You can take control of your well-being and mental health.

Student life can be overwhelming, with so many issues to deal with including living away from home, workload, deadlines and exams, family pressures and challenging relationships. It is not surprising that you might struggle to cope sometimes. But there are simple and effective ways that you can take ownership of your mental health, meaning you stay stress free, enjoy your university experience and achieve academic success.

This book guides you through your student journey from preparing to go to college or university, managing the academic pressures, finding a job, and everything in-between. Relevant scenarios are presented, linked to a series of topics that explore the challenges you might experience, along with self-enquiry reflections which help you to apply the theory to your own experience and key take-aways. The approaches and strategies outlined will help you improve your academic performance, enhance your social skills, learn to manage your emotions, reduce your anxieties, and help you to think in more empowering ways.

Combining practical psychological and spiritual guidance, You’ve Got This is written in a down to earth, jargon-free way, helping you, the reader take responsibility over the most important thing of all – the way you think.

Examples of topics covered:

  • I am homesick and feel lonely
  • I feel like I don’t fit in
  • I feel anxious about attending lectures
  • I am scared to admit I am struggling at university
  • I feel anxious about submitting my work
  • I am worried if I don’t get good grades, I won’t get a good job
  • I don’t like attending lectures
  • Why do I struggle with my mental health?
  • I think I may have an eating disorder

With over 100 topics providing solutions to common challenges faced by the university student, this book is a preventative tool, helping the student stay emotionally balanced allowing academic success.

"...This book provides the kind of advice academic staff would want to offer if they could and gives boundless reassurance to parents who might be ‘too’ close to be able to help at the time. Perhaps most importantly, it offers students an immediate sense of not being alone, not being the only person to experience such fears, anxieties and stresses and instils the capacity to deal with the in ways that will, hopefully, provide them with learning for life." Professor Jonathan Parker, Bournemouth University

 

 

Contents

  1. Starting university life
  2. Understanding your mental health
  3. Managing your relationships
  4. Managing your family
  5. Managing academics/teaching staff
  6. Lectures, seminars and tutorials
  7. Assignments and coursework
  8. Exams
  9. Adulting
  10. After graduation

Author

Rachael Alexander has qualifications in counselling psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy and consciousness psychology. During a 20-year career working with industry, retail, education and mental health charities she has helped thousands to live their lives with passion, integrity and love. Sharing her acquired wisdom, Rachael demonstrates how self-development is the key to courageously transform your life to one of resilience, confidence and action.

 

Publication Overview

Your Reviews on this book

Pressures on students to perform, to get the best degree possible were exacerbated during the COVID pandemic and lockdowns and increased numbers of students have experienced a wide range of emotional, educational and existential challenges. There has been little to address these needs. So, it is great to see this book on offer to new and existing students.  

The excellent structure covers 10 broad domains or areas that have and continue to raise a range of anxieties for students – and their families and academics teaching them! However, the novelty of this book is the way in which each domain is further broken down into small bite-sized pieces dealing practically, simply, but unpatronisingly with ‘what do I need help with?’ These sections comprise two-page ‘go to’ topics which explain compassionately what might be happening, helping students address issues affecting them in an active way, and seeking to build skills for the future.   

This book provides the kind of advice academic staff would want to offer if they could and gives boundless reassurance to parents who might be ‘too’ close to be able to help at the time. Perhaps most importantly, it offers students an immediate sense of not being alone, not being the only person to experience such fears, anxieties and stresses and instils the capacity to deal with the in ways that will, hopefully, provide them with learning for life.’ 

Professor Jonathan Parker. Bournemouth University
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