One in five students experience significant stress, anxiety, low mood or sadness during their studies. Here Bareena Johnson, Campus Wellbeing’s Allied Health Advisor, introduces you to a new online resource you can refer students to for support.
With the beginning of the academic year upon us, we will soon be welcoming thousands of new and continuing students. This is traditionally an exciting time, however it can be a stressful and difficult time for students as well.
As a staff member you may have contact with students in a variety of situations and circumstances. Occasionally you may become aware that a student requires additional support or would benefit from developing skills to manage their emotional wellbeing.
You can now refer a student to a collaborative innovation between Campus Wellbeing and the eCentreClinic – The UniWellbeing Course.
This free online program for Macquarie University students teaches them practical, proven skills to help manage stress, worry, anxiety, low mood and depression. It consists of four lessons over five weeks, allowing students to fit the course around their university commitments. They can access the lessons at anytime, wherever they have an internet connection.
Additionally, the course provides resources to help students tackle common challenges, such as procrastination and sleep problems. All students receive weekly support, via telephone and secure email, from an experienced Campus Wellbeing psychologist.
To date, more than 300 students have participated in the UniWelbeing course. We are seeing very good improvements in students’ emotional wellbeing as a result of the course, with over 85 per cent saying it was worth their time and they’d recommend it to others.
To learn more or refer a student, please contact us:
Phone: (02) 9850 7497
In person: Campus Wellbeing, Level 2 C8A (Lincoln Building)
*Note, if a student requires immediate help please call Campus Wellbeing without delay: 9850 7497.
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