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Mental health and wellbeing

Understanding Mental Health seminar

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For students and staff

Did you know that 75% of all mental illness develops before the age of 25? International research has shown that early identification of individuals at risk leads to early intervention and better long-term outcomes.

Aims of the seminar

Monash University offers a three-hour seminar, Understanding Mental Health,  designed specifically for people who may become aware of a student (or colleague) in distress or deterioration in a person's functioning.

Participants will learn about the symptoms and warning signs for the common mental health problems (anxiety, depression, psychosis and self-harming behaviour).  At the end of the seminar, participants should expect to have increased confidence when responding to a person who may have mental health issues.  Participants will be able to provide information on the support services available with the University and in the wider community.

To organise a seminar

These seminars are run on the requests of faculty or other groups. If you have a minimum of 10 participates and a venue with AV equipment, we are happy to come to you.

Contact for enquiries

Email: mentalhealth@monash.edu