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Don’t Forget: Take Care of Yourself During Exams



One month left and then freedom! The only thing standing in your way: exams.


During this stressful time students tend to throw themselves into studying, and the month of April is full of cramming, all-nighters, stress-eating, and a lack of routine.


Students forget to take care of themselves both mentally and physically, but self-care is so important and shouldn’t be put on the back-burner. By taking care of yourself, you are helping to keep your stress levels down, which in turn helps your stamina and energy and helps you be more successful with your exams. I’m not suggesting you need to take days off to take care of yourself, but in reality we don’t study every second of every day, and so we have time to do little things to take care of ourselves, such as:

  • Take a nap
  • Go for a walk
  • Bake cookies
  • Go out to dinner with friends
  • Watch a movie
  • Try a new face mask
  • Take a bath
  • Enjoy a cup of tea
  • Take a yoga class
  • Call your parents
  • Go to bed early
  • Meditate

Remember, taking care of yourself is all about making your stress levels manageable.



If your stress levels are not manageable or you think you need help, there is support available and there are after hours support. I’m sure you’ve seen the Take Care After Hours Support posters around campus, but just in case you haven’t and want to access these resources, here is the information.



1 (866) 925-5454

24/7 professional counselling, information, and referrals for post-secondary students


LGBT Youthline (

Call (1-800-268-9688)

Text (647-694-4275)

Sunday to Friday, 4:00-9:30pm

(519) 433-2023 or 1 (866) 933-2023

Call or web chat 24/7 with a professional who can provide information, resources, and mobile crisis support

Walk-in mental health and addictions support also available 24/7 at 648 Huron Street


Sexual Assault Centre London

(519) 438-2272

24/7 crisis support line

255 Horton Street East, 3rd Floor


First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

1 (855) 242-3310

Call 24/7 for immediate, culturally relevant telephone crisis intervention counselling support


CMHA Crisis Counselling

Every Thursday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-9pm until April 20th at Student Health Services (UCC 11)

Mental Health: 1 (800) 531-2600

Drugs and Alcohol: 1 (800) 565-8603

Gambling: 1 (888) 230-3505

Provides information about support and treatment services in your community




Wellness Education Centre (

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

(519) 661-2111 x87127, UCC 76


Psychological Services (

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4pm

(519) 661-3031, WSS 4th Floor



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