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.

Major Life Events
Major life events

(or, What do I do if something really bad happens?)

General features of major life events – bad timing, surrealism, being caught off balance. Specific life events: bereavement and loss, endings of relationships, accidents, injuries and illnesses, and crime. Moving on after life events. Sources of help and support.

This chapter is – in one respect – different from the others. It's about things that by their very nature are difficult or impossible to prevent. For some of them, such as death of an elderly and much-loved relative, you can know in advance that the event will happen, but not when that will be; others, such as being involved in a serious accident, might never happen to you at all. You can, ...

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