How I Study And Manage My Mental Health (My Study Tips For Students)

How I Study And Manage My Mental Health (My Study Tips For Students)

Answering questions on how I study and manage my mental health. Studying is hard work and stressful for anyone and maintaining good mental health requires a lot of hard work. In this video, I share my top tips on how I have managed to get through my studies whilst also taking care of myself at the same time.

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I started studying with The Open University in 2012 and am due to graduate in 2020. Initially, I began a BA Hons Psychology Degree but have since switched over to an Open Degree. The Open degree has allowed me to take a stand-alone module in Creative Writing, to compliment my new career path.

I am also an Open University Ambassador. I share my story of studying alongside mental health challenges, to inspire and encourage people whatever their own personal challenges, to start their own journey.

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11 Comments

  1. This is exactly what I needed in this dificult time. I just failed several courses in my second bachelor year due to my worsening depression. I have to retake them this year and didn’t know how to begin to organize myself. I panic knowing that now I have an extra year of studying to do due to my failure from last year. Balancing university life, mental health and genderreasignment surgeries all at once is a very hard struggle and every day I have to find new ways to get through it all. I guess I just have to learn to not be so hard on myself and to take all the time I need. I’ll defenitely take a look at your tips and see how they work for me and if I can implement them in my life. Thank you so much for taking the time to put all this useful info together!

  2. thank you for this! I’m starting university in a couple of weeks, and I’ve been struggling with my mental health the past couple of years. I’m expecting it to be a lot of work, and I know it’ll be easy to get overwhelmed and behind on things if I have a few Bad Days in a row, so your tips about time management and getting things done early if you can will be particularly helpful!

  3. My 19 year old son has anxiety and ADHD. School has been very difficult. He is still working on graduating. He got tested by a Phycologist and started medication. This has helped alot. He has a job and working on school and life , school and work much easier.

  4. Wow Finn, these are very helpful tips! I’m having a degree in social work since 2015 & I’m thinking about maybe taking a class next spring (if I get accepted) & then next fall begin to read the master program in sexology. These tips are really helpful cause I’m actually terrified about studying again since it was that long time ago I did it last time. I’m trying to figure out if I can do just the studying & not work at the same time cause I think that both working & studying would be too much for me. But that depends on whether I can manage the financials only studying & not working. I’ve written all your tips down in my bullet journal now so I have them to look at & the Pomodoro technique seems so good so I’m going to give it a try! ❤️

  5. Hi Finn – really love this video, it is SO important to remember we come first, I am like you I can only take in so much at a time anything over my own time limit just bounces off me and I end up falling behide (much like my education in lower and high school) however I caught myself up by buying the things I needed online and studying them for myself. I am dyslexic and ADD SO I work totally to my own time frame.

  6. Thank you so much Finn! <3 Here in the USA, they suggest 20 minutes of study followed by a 10 minute break, "research" has found that taking a break will help your brain obtain information for so long before it needs a rest…. So far it’s been beneficial. I have the attention span of a fruit fly, so I can’t confirm or deny this lol, but thank you from the bottom of my appreciative heart for this video and all you have covered in it! 🙂

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