Welcome to the forums ☺️ I’m glad that you decided to reach out here for some support. The first semester of uni can be really tough while you figure out how it all works and do everything for the first time. So, well done getting to the end of the semester. Trust me, that’s no small achievement.
I was wondering if you’d be willing to make an appointment to see your university counselling service? They are probably in the best position to help you, as they would come across this issue constantly. Exam and study stress is a real issue and you deserve to get some support at this time. The counsellor should be able to just listen to you and teach you some skills that you’ll be able to use to reduce your anxiety and stress in general and also in the lead up to your exams. It’s also a good idea to be in touch with them because it’s possible that they’d be able to support your Special Consideration application if you need it.
I saw my uni counsellor plenty of times while I was at uni and found it really helpful. Uni really is a whole new world to understand and exams are stressful at any time, so please consider contacting them.
Something else I thought of is that you might want to get in touch with Reach Out or use their forums on their website. Because Reach Out is mostly targeted at younger people you might be able to get some more replies on their forums from people in a similar situation as you.
Kids Helpline is also for young people, up to 25 years old. They have a 24 hour phone line on 1800 55 1800 and also online chat. Again, your issues are probably super common to these guys, so they’ll be able to give you some relevant support. They also have this page up on their website:
I hope this helps a little. Please consider reaching out to your uni counselling service. It might seem a bit scary at first, but they’re usually really lovely people who genuinely care and want to help.
Take care and good luck with your exams.