Deakin offers a range of services to help students and staff stay healthy and safe – physically, mentally and spiritually.
*This information is relevant to Trimester 1/Semester 1, 2020*
Looking after yourself is an important part of your studies.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and exercise, and you’re eating well. Try out some five-minute self-care techniques and do some desk stretches during your study breaks.
Meditation is another great way to clear your head and you can practise meditation pretty much anywhere. Just sit on the couch or at your desk, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. You can pop on a pair of headphones and listen to a guided meditation, or download an app like Smiling Mind and try out some other techniques.
Remember that help is here
If you start to feel a bit isolated or anxious, or you’re just missing your normal routine, make sure you reach out for help. Deakin’s health and wellbeing services are all generally operating as normal, but there’s a few things to remember:
- If you start to feel unwell and suspect you have COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms, please call the Deakin Medical Centre or your GP instead of attending a practice in person. Staff will discuss your symptoms and outline your available options.
- Most of our health and wellbeing services are available online, so you can still access support when you need it. You can:
- Our eWellbeing Hub is chock full of digital resources to keep you happy, safe, motivated and healthy.
If you’re still not sure where to go, just contact Student Central, who can direct you to services right across the University.
Deakin is continuing to review and monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our FAQs provide the most current information and are updated regularly. If you are a current or future international student, please visit Deakin’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) FAQs – international students to see more information about travel restrictions and your study options.