Sometimes our low moods, anxiety and stress can get the better of us, but we don't need to do it alone.
Throughout term 2 Psychology and Wellness and the Health Promotions Unit will be hosting a series of workshops and support sessions designed to provide the UNSW community with support and a safe space where they can gain the skills and knowledge to maintain their overall mental health and wellbeing while managing the demands of balancing study, work, and social life.
If you're looking to learn more about
- How to manage stress and improve your capacity to manage your emotions when things get tough
- Manage low mood and depression
- How to come with common anxiety-inducing situations that often come with managing your studies
- How to recognise and respond to a friend who might be showing signs of mental health challenges
then it's time for some self-care with Psychology & Wellness and the Health Promotions Unit.
UNSW's Commitment to Mental Health
In Australia, one in four students will experience mental ill-health during their time at university.
Within UNSW over 20,000 mental health-related appointments are made annually.
Part of keeping our community safe is ensuring that we do not miss the warning signs of our community members experiencing mental ill-health.
As part of UNSW's Mental Health Strategy released in December 2021, UNSW has made a commitment to investing in the well-being of our students and engaging in collaborative and innovative research projects that centre on the student's voice and investing in our UNSW community by providing training and resources to improve mental health literacy across the community.
Suicide prevention is a particularly complex and crucial element of student mental health and wellbeing. To make sure that students receive a high level of care throughout their studies, UNSW created a supportive framework that has been embedded into our support services, to ensure that students' mental health and wellbeing are centred in decision making at every stage.
A focus on suicide prevention lead to the creation of an additional framework that has been added to the UNSW Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy, aligned to the same strategic priorities of Prepare, Prevent and Respond. This Strategy represents the university-wide commitment to understanding student suicide, mitigating risk, appropriate intervention, and providing support to those in need.
The Recognise & Respond program aims to ensure that should signs of suicidality appear in anyone within our UNSW community, both staff and students are equipped with the skills they need in order to prevent further harm and loss to our community.