Health Information and Tips for DSE Students


  • The Student Health Service of the Department of Health aims to safeguard both the physical and psychological health of students through health promotion and disease prevention services. The Department of Health is concerned about the health needs of students at different stages, including the challenges faced during the exam season.

  • With the exam season approaching, it is expected that students will study and revise during the long holidays. The Student Health Service of the Department of Health will explain the health problems that students may encounter during exams, especially public exams, and related health tips.

Mental Health Issues

Symptoms of stress may occur in the following aspects:

  • Body
  • Mood
  • Thoughts
  • Behaviour
  • Attention
  • Pre-existing mental health problems

Mental Health Tips

Mental Health Tips for DSE students

  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation
  • Deep breathing
  • Connecting with others
  • Planning for uncertain outcomes
  • Visualisation

Providing Support to DSE Students: Tips for Parents

  • Home environment
  • Relaxation
  • Family atmosphere
  • Realistic expectation
  • Positive communication
  • Validation
  • Acceptance
  • Informational support
  • Stand by Me

Other Health Issues

  • Decreased physical activity
  • Unhealthy dietary habits
  • Increased screen time
  • Inadequate and disturbed sleep

Overall Health Tips


  • Break
  • Rest
  • Exercise
  • Awareness
  • Diet


  • Pay attention to screen time
  • Appropriate stretching and relaxation


  • Develop good sleep habits
  • Do some relaxing activities one hour before sleep


  • Engage in appropriate physical activities every day


  • Pay more attention to your own thoughts, emotions, and physical condition


  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Maintain a regular intake of constant amount of food
  • Avoid eating late night supper

Online Health Resources

Online Resources

Other Government Resources

Department of Health

Student Health Service

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