Stress, Well-Being and University Life provides a positive and supportive guide to understanding, preventing and managing the stress that can be associated with student life.

The book is structured around the main stressors that are likely to be encountered as a student, such as the initial adjustment to college life, financial difficulties, and the pressure of examination. Throughout, the emphasis is on achieving well-being, by minimizing the disruption caused by stress and learning from difficult experiences.

Three main strategies are investigated for handling stress:

Reducing the likelihood of encountering stressful situations; Learning how to handle stressful situations when they can't be avoided; Moving on from stressful experiences and achieving positive well-being

This guide will be a great help to any student troubled by the pressures of college. The highly practical strategies provided here will help to ensure that the reader gets the most from their time as a student, without the interference of unnecessary stress.

Stress and Well-Being: An Overview
Stress and well-being: An overview

(or, What is stress anyway, and what better things does life hold?)

‘Stress’ and related concepts. What stress is. The stress response: its good and bad points. Handling stress via the three-stage strategy: prevention, management and moving on. Well-being.

At some point in their life, almost everyone goes through pain and unpleasantness and stress. That's what this book is about. It's structured around three main strategies. One involves reducing the likelihood of bad things hitting you. The second involves ways to handle bad situations when they do happen. The third is for learning from bad experiences and going on to achieve positive well-being in your life. You might be reading this book because you're going through a bad ...

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