Wellbeing is more than mental health. It is a complex combination of many factors that are strongly linked to our happiness and overall life satisfaction. UNSW Medicine is committed to supporting its students to thrive and stay healthy. The Faculty has a dedicated wellbeing officer who provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support for students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting your ability to meet course requirements and you need support, you can email the Faculty Wellbeing Officer, Catherine Marley.
Faculty Wellbeing Officer
Support in the Community
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
- Make an appointment with a local Bulk Billed General Practitioner (GP)
- Drs4Drs 1300 374 377
- Doctor’s Health Advisory Service (dhas) 02 9437 6552
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Medical Benevolent Society of NSW
Where to Access Self-help
- The Black Dog Institute provides free online mental health programs such as myCompass. This can be accessed through Black Dog Institute Online Clinic.
- Mindspot provides free online screening tools and mental health programs for anxiety and depression.
- This Way Up provides free and low-cost online cognitive behavioural therapy programs for anxiety and depression and stress management.
COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
There are a range of services and helpful resources specifically covering the impacts of COVID-19 including:
- Health and Wellbeing in the Online Space
- Head to Health has all the information regarding access to bulk-billed mental health services
- Australian Psychological Society (APS): Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety
- Beyond Blue: Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- WHO: Mental health and psychosocial considerations during COVID-19 outbreak
- Ted article: "I'm incredibly anxious about coronavirus"
- Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap: How to respond effectively to the coronavirus