Why is DISCOVER important?

Chronic anxiety and worry in teenage years impact on young people’s ability to deal with pressures of exams and coursework, their mood, motivation and decision-making.

If left untreated, high stress levels can lead to emotional and mental health difficulties in adulthood. However, teenagers often find it hard to find suitable help, and may even fail to recognise the signs of chronic stress.

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How does DISCOVER help?
DISCOVER supports students to understand the nature and impact of stress that relates to school and/or home pressures, and to achieve sustainable changes in their wellbeing and mental health.
   
Using methods derived from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), DISCOVER uses a workshop format to maximise student learning, and provide support and motivation to tackle stress-related problems. The overall aim is to help students to build their emotional resilience, and develop new strategies and techniques: Problems tackled within the workshop are:

•    excessive worrying and low mood
•    loss of motivation
•    low self-esteem and lack of confidence
•    concentration problems
•    poor sleep and lack of energy
•    difficulties organising workload and revision
•    low resilience to stress and pressure.
 

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