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Mental health and wellbeing

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is every bit as important as maintaining your physical health. It is important to look after yourself, and reach out if you need assistance.

There are many mental health and wellbeing support services available online. Visit the UOW Counselling page for more information.

Feeling overwhelmed?

Our full range of support services are available online to students via the Student Support website, which include the following:

  • Counselling and mental health support
  • Career consultations and employment opportunities
  • Peer Coaches and Peer Assisted Learning Sessions
  • Student Support Advisers (general academic and personal welfare support)

For immediate assistance in a crisis, visit the UOW Crisis Support Services website.

You can also receive support and help through:

Stay social and connected

When studying from home, it's important to maintain relationships and stay connected. The beauty of technology and social media is we aren’t completely isolated from each other.

If you live close to campus, you can still attend and enjoy in-person events. Joining a UniClub is also a great way to meet people.

If you wish to stay connected to the UOW Community, there are a number of student social pages or online groups you could join. Students commencing in 2021 are also invited to join the 2021 First Year Students Facebook group.

Get moving

Keeping fit is a great way to boost your mental health. Staying active from home is quickly becoming the new norm, with more and more health and fitness programs available online. 

Joining a gym such as UniActive is also a great way to keep fit and meet new people. 

Getting outdoors in the fresh air is also extremely beneficial. Why not map out a good walk around your neighbourhood and aim to reach 10,000 steps per day!

Dealing with worry and anxiety

University study can be stressful: keeping up with the workload, balancing work, study, and family commitments, as well as maintaining a social life can be challenging.

We all react differently in stressful situations, but it is important to understand that you are not alone. Check out the full range of support services at UOW to see how we can help you.

Don’t know where to start with online learning?

If you have any questions or would like some further advice, please feel free to contact a Peer Coach via the LiveChat on the website. We are always happy to help students navigate university and the world of online learning.

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