About the day
What is Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Day?
Australia and New Zealand University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day will take place on Tuesday 1 May, 2018. More than 30 universities from across Australia and New Zealand are participating.
This year's theme is Community. For many young people, starting university is the first time they spend time away from established family and friendship networks. Whilst being at university can be an exciting time for some, for others it can be an isolating experience which can sometimes lead to mental health difficulties.
Social connection is fundamental to our mental health and wellbeing as it;
- Creates a sense of belonging which leads to reduced isolation
- Boost resilience during stressful life events and changes
- Aids recovery from physical or mental illness
There will be a number of events and presentations on to spotlight this campaign, and we invite you to attend or organise your own activity.