It is not unusual for University students to encounter various forms of stress over the course of their academic experience. The stress can range from personal to educational, and can impact in unexpected ways. Most students are generally able to cope, but for some, these experiences can become overwhelming and unmanagable.

As a parent or caregiver, you are often the first person your son or daughter contacts if they feel they are struggling. Your reaction can influence how they approach difficulties and how they function during stressful periods.

We have compiled a brief guide (please click here) to help you to support your son, daughter or family member during such times. The University's counselling team is also available for further consultation.