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22 March 2023

What do you need for optimal wellbeing? Take some time out for yourself this Mind Matters week!

At Deakin, we believe that mental health and wellbeing should be a priority for all of us, not just those who experience mental illness.

The broad spectrum of mental health encompasses more than just dealing with any problems – it’s also about helping you feel your best and accepting yourself, whatever your situation. We’re all about creating ongoing positive change and finding ways to support ourselves and each other.

That’s the motivation behind Mind Matters – Deakin’s mental wellbeing movement. Running throughout Week 4 – from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March – Mind Matters offers helpful information, strategies and resources to enhance your mental health and wellbeing.

How will you get involved this Mind Matters Week?

Throughout the week, we’re running some seriously inspiring events! From opportunities to connect with other students and an amazing forum to have positive conversations about mental health, you’ll be challenged, moved and stimulated. 

See full details and register now for all online and on campus events via our 2023 Mind Matters calendar!

Support is always available

We offer a range of health and wellbeing services to support you as a student, including the DeakinWELLBEING app to help you keep your life in balance and develop healthy habits.

For urgent support outside of business hours, contact Lifeline (13 11 14) or SuicideLine (1300 651 251) straight away. They’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Check out VicHealth for helpful resources to encourage healthy mental wellbeing, Beyond Blue for a ‘stay well’ plan or the Black Dog Institute for a self-care planning fact sheet and template.

Our Mind Matters page also features more ways to be balanced and in control, including staying connected, getting proper sleep, exercising your body and mind, and understanding the link between food and mood – check it out!

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