University Health Services
University Health Services (UHS) provided a comprehensive health promotion and information campaign throughout 2022 to promote health and wellbeing services. Face-to-face and telehealth appointments increased as the Monash community returned to campus.
Placement program opportunities increased for students in medical, nursing and dietetics fields. A strategic framework was also developed to strengthen leadership and build deeper connections to Monash’s internal and external communities.
More than 20,000 appointments for counselling services were made in 2022. Counselling and mental health programs were provided at all Australian campuses, Monash Law Chambers and through Monash University Malaysia’s internal counselling service. A counsellor was placed in Monash Prato in 2022 to support the Monash Abroad program. Telehealth appointments were provided to students offshore.
In 2022, 835 students and staff received training in Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid Refresher, Understanding Mental Health and SafeTALK suicide prevention programs.
Monash delivered a comprehensive wellbeing program in 2022 utilising the five pillars of our Health and Wellbeing Strategic Action Plan – mind, body, nutrition, place and financial health – to support students and staff. More than 6000 participants took part in wellbeing programs over the year.
Major programs included:
- Financial health programs (2753 participants)
- Women’s and men’s health week events (601 participants)
- Mindfulness activities including Mindful May (701 participants)
- Health checks (1226 participants) and our 10,000 Steps Challenge (1041 participants)
- A successful Thrive@Monash month event in September
- Planetary health and nutrition program (1111 participants).
Monash Sport programs, services, events and facilities played a core role in activating Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses, with 790,000 visits in 2022. Supporting wellness goals and developing community connections for participants were key priorities. Fitness memberships increased significantly, with more than 4000 active members across the three sites and more than 2500 students participating in Social Sport competitions per semester.