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Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing programs

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These programs are free to Monash students. Learn about common mental health issues, and how to support others that may be going through a difficult time.

Students

Online training

Changing Minds - enrol in Moodle
This online program is highly interactive and developed specifically for students. It aims to provide strategies for self care and make you aware of common mental health issues. You'll also learn about support services and programs within Monash and the wider community.

Stress Management - enrol in Moodle
Stress has become a common feature of modern life but we often spend little time working to understand what that means for us as individuals - and what we can change to ensure a healthy academic life. Some stress is inevitable and is sometimes good for us. This session focuses on ‘healthy stress’ and how to ensure general wellbeing during peak periods.

Academic success series

Study skills program
A suite of free online modules designed to improve our academic performance, employability and leadership skills. Each module takes one to two hours to complete. Staying Motivated and Exambusters face to face seminars are also available.

Student led initiatives

Mental Health Champions
A student led leadership initiative aiming to promote mental health awareness, create open discussions and encourage help-seeking among other students.

Students and staff

Half-day training

Safe Talk: Suicide prevention
For anyone who wants to help prevent suicide and contribute to a safer community. The training runs for 3.5 hours and aims to make you alert to the signs of suicide.

Two-day workshop

Mental Health First Aid
This is a two-day workshop to equip you with a range of skills and strategies to provide help to someone experiencing a mental health issue. The program is internationally recognised, and on successful completion of the training , you'll receive a certificate of accreditation for three years.

Seminar

Understanding Mental Health
Designed to help you recognise distress in others as well as the support services available within the University and wider community.