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13 August 2020

Keep caring, creating and connecting: our Mind Matters resources can help get you through this study period

Did you have a chance to check out any of the activities held as part of Mind Matters week? Thanks to everyone who joined us online – we loved sharing tips and strategies for how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Our student-focused events and stories were a particular highlight, so in a quiet moment take some time to appreciate the amazing artwork from your peers, learn about Akand’s mental health journey and meet three of our elite athletes who are encouraging young people to seek help when needed.

Our student Wellbeing Ambassadors also led some fantastic and insightful discussions during the week, on a range of topics. The students who participated in these forums were so engaged and generous with their experiences. We plan to hold these kind of student-led events again, so stay tuned!

You can also view the full range of Mind Matters mental health advice and information, including links to external resources and tools. We had a particular focus on the following areas:

Don’t become overwhelmed this study period

We know that many of you are still struggling in various ways with online study and the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 situation. As the study period moves towards assignment and assessment time, you may start to feel even more anxious or stressed, so it’s vital that you put your wellbeing first. After all, your health – physical and mental – is the foundation for uni success.

There’s heaps of ways to manage stress and feel stronger, so be proactive by:

You’re not alone – professional help is at your fingertips

If you feel like you’re just not coping, please reach out for help. We offer a range of free support services that you can access from home.

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