Stress - A way to help
The Mental Stillness App
The end-of-year exam period starts in a few weeks - at this time of the year young people around Australia experience extraordinary levels of stress. Stress not only affects mental and physical health but can itself impact on exam performance.
To help our young people deal with this issue, Generation Next and Sydney University's Department of Psychiatry have developed this free, evidence-based, easy-to-use app. Designed specifically for young people, it quickly and effortlessly upskills young people with a simple, evidence-based mindfulness/meditation method that reduces stress and improves mental wellbeing.
The specific techniques and video sequences used in the app have been the subject of several clinical trials and field studies conducted in Australian state schools and hospitals under the auspices of the University of Sydney and the University of NSW, all of which have demonstrated specific effectiveness. For a more detailed look at some of the key evidence.
Although the Mental Stillness App was designed with school-aged young people in mind, it is also suitable for use by adults.
You can download the Mental Stillness App using the links below.
Wishing you and all the young people you care for all the best in the next few weeks of exams.