Monash Thrive Next Phase

The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health is leading the development of the next phases of the Monash Thrive program to improve mental health outcomes for our students.

Monash Thrive aims to improve the mental health, wellbeing and vitality of students by bringing together state-of-the-art digital and on-campus support and building co-designed and tailor-made resources.

The program is being led by founding director of the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and Head of School of Psychological Sciences Professor Kim Cornish and draws on the expertise of Monash University Counselling and Mental Health Programs Director Andrew Marks, Monash University Chief Medical Officer Dr Vicki Ashton, Monash University Campus Community Division Executive Director Vlad Prpich, Monash University Residential Services Director Trisha Prpich, health and community experts, software experts and developers, data engineers, content developers, and of course, Monash students.

The next phases of Monash Thrive include:

  • Development of tailored portals for our domestic students, Indigenous students, and staff. Our first international student webpage is already live at www.monash.edu/medicine/thrive-international
  • Pilot testing of the Monash Thrive app to support student mental health by empowering our students to develop, track, and achieve their own personal health and mental health goals
  • Ongoing surveys for students and staff as we continue to navigate the COVID environment. These surveys are anonymous and detailed, able to provide critical information to Monash leadership to help support our community. The next student survey is scheduled for week 10 of semester 2. The next staff survey is scheduled to open later this year.
  • Collaborative focus groups with our students and student leaders to better understand their views on seeking help, the use of digital mental health apps and the best ways to promote mental health awareness in our Monash community.

We are very proud to be leading Monash Thrive during such an unprecedented and uncertain time as our community continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.