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 is on Tuesday 5 May 2020 under the theme of Use Your Voice.
We all have valuable insights and stories to share about our experiences of mental health. By contributing to the conversation, we can use our voices to shape the future of mental health.
It’s also important to acknowledge that we are living in an unprecedented time of uncertainty and unpredictability with COVID-19, and looking after our wellbeing has never been more essential to help us cope effectively
Events and resources
Midday mindful moments
Give your brain a break from study at home by joining a CAPS counsellor in a guided meditation. This webinar aims to introduce the experience of cultivating calm and wellbeing from within.
Building resilience and wellbeing during COVID-19
Improve your understanding of how people respond in uncertain and challenging times. Guided by a CAPS counsellor, discover healthy and adaptive ways to stay mentally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Navigating career confusion
In this short video, a Careers Specialist explains how careers have changed over time, and how to best deal with different career-related pressures.
Use this 20 minute video of Desk Pilates anytime throughout the day while studying and/or working. Who doesn't love exercising while sitting down?
Top self care strategies from your peers
Listen to this podcast from Master of Global Media and Communications student Flora about how other Melbourne University students deal with stress and depression.
Student experiences: Managing mental health
In this video representatives of the M-ASS general Committee share their experiences and challenges as well as strategies they used to overcome barriers of mental health.
Drop in dance party
Drop in for a dance and get your body moving!
Draw or write a message about mental health for the Fine Arts and Music community!
The Social Connection
Make friends from home with a fun, two-week program designed to help you make new friends and form new connections while studying at home.
Yoga with M-ASS
Self-care is one of the best things you can do to maintain good mental health, and yoga's a perfect example of this! No experience required.
Peer Mentor Showcase
Calling all mentees, mentors, and Peer Leaders in the Melbourne Peer Mentoring Program! The Faculty of Arts invites you to submit some creative material for an online showcase.
Health and wellbeing services
Juggling study, work and a social life can be stressful. Both your physical and mental wellbeing may be challenged during your time here as a student. See below support services available for students at the University:
- Counselling and Psychological Services
- Health Service
- Safer Community Program
- Student Equity and Disability Support
- Student Connect
- University of Melbourne Student Union
- Melbourne University Sport
Need further support?
In Melbourne there are a number of mental and emotional health services designed to help anyone feeling down or needing help.
- If you feel like chatting to someone you at can at Headspace
- For mental health and depression online resources visit beyondblue.
- If you identify as LGBTI and want to speak with a trained counsellor, call Switchboard for free.
- Lifeline - provides crisis counselling and suicide prevention services. Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Access Lifeline online chat.