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How to deal with burnout?

My whole life I've been an excellent student who worked incredibly hard and never really though I'd experience burnout lol. However, this year I've finally faced the consequences of all that overworking and am finding it very difficult to recover. I've tried everything- taking long breaks, meditating, journaling etc but nothing seems to be getting me out of the slump. It's definitely caused primarily by all the stress of A-levels and the commitments I took on, but I feel like there's nothing I can do to reduce it so I'm trying to build some mental resiliance instead. Any tips?
Original post by Anonymous
My whole life I've been an excellent student who worked incredibly hard and never really though I'd experience burnout lol. However, this year I've finally faced the consequences of all that overworking and am finding it very difficult to recover. I've tried everything- taking long breaks, meditating, journaling etc but nothing seems to be getting me out of the slump. It's definitely caused primarily by all the stress of A-levels and the commitments I took on, but I feel like there's nothing I can do to reduce it so I'm trying to build some mental resiliance instead. Any tips?

You can only try your best, relax.

If things do not go well, their any many options.

There is a lot of support out there such as:

-The Samaritans, you can call 116 123, which is available 24 hours a day

-Mind, 0300 123 3393

-Saneline, 0300 304 7000, from 4.30pm-10.30pm

-The mix, 0800 808 4994, 11am-11pm

-SHOUT, text 852258, 24 hour text service

-Crises, 741741, text service

-Papyrus, 0800 068 4141, if you have thoughts of suicide or in emotional distress

-Rethink mental health, 0300 5000 927

-No Panic, 0800 138 8889

-Relate, they have a chat advisor

-Mental Health 24/7: 0800 008 6516

-hubofhope website, useful contact information for your local area

You can self refer yourself to talking therapies on the NHS website.There is the mind forum

Also Facebook groups

You can join support groups

You can contact a crises team if things get very bad

Plenty of resources online, information regarding well being.

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