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 4 May 2021 under the theme of Use Your Voice.
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.
To acknowledge 2021 Uni Mental Health Day, the University's planning an exciting range of activities that you won't want to miss! Check back from 20 April for the full event schedule and to register.
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
- University of Melbourne Student Union
- Melbourne University Sport
For mental health support and advice outside of opening hours (including weekends and public holidays), you can contact the University’s After-Hours Mental Health Crisis Support Service.
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.