Hints and Tips - 4 minute read
Phoebe Davis - Subject Support Co-ordinator and Lucy Carey – Subject advisor
Being out of school and away from your friends and your usual routine is likely to be difficult for many of you. For most of us, school work provides many challenges and right now it may feel even more stressful as many of you will be working in a different way (either from home or at least with limited contact with your teachers).
Remember stress and anxiety in such an unusual and unpredictable time is normal. Everyone reacts differently to stress and that’s okay – we want to help you manage that stress though, and some tips are below.
Feeling stressed is not the same as feeling overwhelmed by anxiety. Here are some symptoms you might have if you are finding it difficult to cope:
If you are experiencing symptoms like these, there are people who can help you. Talk to your family, a teacher who knows you well, a friend or your GP.
If you don’t want to talk to somebody face-to-face, here are some organisations that can help you:
As a final thought, there are lots of opportunities for support, some of which we have outlined above and hope you have found these helpful. The final link to share with you is hopefully one you will have all seen. The NHS website provides 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus. This provides some great additional information, videos and activities, as well as further links to advice from the NHS and the government.
Phoebe Davis - Subject Support Co-ordinator
Phoebe is a Subject Support Co-ordinator and has worked for Cambridge Assessment in various roles since 2015. Since joining the Subject Team in 2018, Phoebe has been responsible for a range of subjects including Law, Citizenship and The Extended Project Qualification.
Lucy Carey – Subject advisor
Lucy joined OCR in September 2017 as the Subject Advisor for sociology and psychology. Before joining OCR she worked as a teacher being the Head of Sociology and Psychology departments in Peterborough, Yorkshire and Cambridge. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving and travel.