Celebrate Mental Health Month with us

04 Oct 2023
A male and two female students smile for a selfie

Engage in tai chi, African drumming, wellness webinars and more! 

Mental health is not one-size-fits-all. It's about finding out what works best for you. This month, UNSW is supporting you to put the ‘me’ back in mental health with a program of events and workshops as well as resources for students.  

Mental Health Month sits within priority 2: Prevention of the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The program highlights the importance of prioritising your mental health, not only this month, but throughout the year.  

We’re focusing on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: connect, be active, keep learning, be aware and help others. These simple and effective ways to improve your psychological and emotional health are based on international research.  

Some highlights from the program include our celebration of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 25 October with a range of on-campus activities, including yoga, African drumming, games, and giveaways. 

Our Untold Stories project encourages staff and students to share their untold stories of living with mental health challenges or supporting someone else. Submissions are confidential and open from Tuesday 3 October to Friday 27 October. You can choose to remain anonymous. 

Join our webinar with Dr Rebecca Reynolds on how you can use your fork's power to feel happier and change the world for the better. Find out how our diet both affects our bodies and minds and provides opportunities for us to connect with other humans, animals and nature through nutrition. 

On Thursday 26 October, join us for Connect to Wellness Day. Take part in workshops on tai chi, stretching and mobility, stress management, art therapy, and more. 

View the full program.