As a student or member of a Professional Accounting Body, you have access to their help and support. Combined, this is a network of over 1.3 million people. You are part of something BIG! Each body regularly releases content to support the wellbeing and personal development of students. Let me signpost you to how they can help throughout the challenges of your studies and beyond.
From the moment you begin your training and throughout your professional life, ICAEW is there to help – in all kinds of ways. This is not just for present ICAEW students, but close family members can access support too.
ACCA Wellbeing Hub:
Maintaining positive mental wellbeing while studying can be challenging. The ACCA wellbeing hub can provide you with a range of information and resources to help support your wellbeing throughout your ACCA journey.
AAT Comment contains a range of articles related to students and accountancy in general. There are specific blogs about wellbeing and support available during your studies.
CIMA Study Hub:
The official blog for CIMA is a great source for news, views, and opinions affecting the management accounting profession. They have a number of posts relating to wellbeing and managing yourself through your studies and career.
You also have access to our very own FI HUB, where there are many blogs/links for wellbeing support as a student. Some you might like to read are below:
- Under Pressure – coping with student life
- Sleep well, study better
- Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ruin your studies this winter
If you are looking for additional help some useful links are:
- NHS Every Mind Matters: Take this quiz to get top tips and advice tailored to you.
- How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Let’s look after ourselves and each other!
You can join Ben and fellow FI Director David Malthouse every Wednesday at 6pm for an informal student catch up session. They regularly chat about wellbeing and share their own experiences.
They also release a regular First Intuition Podcast you can subscribe and access prior episodes here: