Mental health and wellbeing services to access on campus
There are many mental health and wellbeing services offered on campus and online for Griffith Uni students. I’ve summarised a few of these services below:
#1 Professional help
There are bulk-billed professionals available for all students, including mental health nurse and counsellor. The counselling service comes in many forms, including in person, video counselling, counselling messaging and email. There are many more you can find under health and medical services and counselling and wellbeing on the Griffith Uni website.
#2 Be involved
There are mental health first aid workshops available for all students on campus. These courses offer opportunities for students to be equipped with the knowledge in recognising someone experiencing mental health issues and how you can help out.
#3 Stay informed
There are success and wellbeing workshops that happen throughout the year here at Griffith Uni. Topics covered include how to practice mindfulness, managing exam anxiety and building resilience. These are offered by Student Services at Griffith and they can be accessed on campus downstairs from the Student Centre.
#4 External resources
Griffith is committed to provide an inclusive environment that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. There are additional external resources students can access, like The Desk, ReachOut, The Black Dog Institute and Enhancing Student Wellbeing – Resources for University Educators.
#5 Speak up
When you feel isolated and lonely, I’ll encourage you to speak up and seek help. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Let people in your inner circle know how you’re feeling and they may be able to help you. Everyone deserves to be heard, feel loved and cared for.
By Steven Wey