Mental health and wellbeing
Feeling a little anxious or stressed during your studies is normal and can actually help you to focus and get things done. On the other hand, too much stress or anxiety isn’t productive or healthy.
Life as a student can be challenging. On top of balancing home, study and work commitments the added stress of assessments and exams can sometimes take its toll.
Good mental health means you can appreciate day-to-day life, cope with stress, be actively involved in your studies, and manage your other responsibilities. If you maintain good mental health you’ll be better prepared to deal with change and challenges. More than just being healthy and happy, wellbeing is our ability to flourish and thrive. It's about having positive personal and professional relationships, experiencing personal growth, being motivated, and feeling good about your achievements. A strong sense of wellbeing contributes to good mental health.
Having a supportive environment also helps. As well as getting assistance from our Student Support Services when you need it, the below websites provide a range of helpful services that promote mental health and wellbeing.
Visit headspace.org.au, eheadspace or call 1800 650 890 for early intervention mental health services for people up to 25 years old. Headspace covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support, and alcohol and other drug services.
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Check them out for practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything — from everyday issues through to tough times.
Head to health
HeadtoHealth.gov.au is a mental health support service available for all ages and can help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. Whether you want to improve your overall sense of wellbeing, need help with something that's concerning you, or want to help someone you care about, Head to Health can help.
If you're worried you may harm yourself or someone else, or need emergency help for someone else in this situation, please call 000.
Other useful services include:
Lifeline 24/7 crisis support line - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline telephone counselling support - 1800 55 1800
Queensland Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120 (7.30 am - 11.30 pm, 7 days)