University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day aims to highlight the importance of looking after our own mental health as well as supporting others at university.
University Mental Health Day was held on Tuesday 4 May 2021 under the theme of Use Your Voice. More information about the 2022 event will be available here closer to the date.
We all have valuable insights and stories to share about our experiences of mental health. By participating in the conversation and listening to each other’s stories, we can contribute to building a supportive university community that values mental health.
It’s also important to acknowledge that we are continuing to live with some uncertainty and unpredictability with COVID-19. Even as restrictions ease, people can have different feelings about re-entering university, work, or society. Adjusting to these changes is a process, with no right or wrong timeline, and continuing to prioritise and look after our wellbeing remains essential to help us cope effectively.
Health and wellbeing services
The University offers a range of services to support your physical and mental wellbeing while you study, including:
- Counselling and Psychological Services
- Health Service
- Student Equity and Disability Support
- Melbourne University Sport
Check out our student services directory, which lists our comprehensive network of support services.
Struggling with your mental health?
You are not alone if you are feeling overwhelmed and upset, or struggling with your mental health. Talk to Counselling & Psychological Services to find a way through. You can book a confidential appointment online, or for after-hours crisis support phone: 1300 219 459 or text: 0480 079 188.
There are also a range of external mental and emotional health services in Melbourne that you or anyone you know can reach out to when feeling down or needing help.