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    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) - US

    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States and contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. healthcare system. The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released in 2013.

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    Embedding mental wellbeing in Australian regional universities: Equity interventions

    This paper outlines findings from a study of regional university students and mental health interventions that combined a desktop survey of web-based university resources and an integrative review of relevant literature. Our findings show that most Australian universities do not integrate their mental wellbeing support into the curriculum and that mental health professionals and educators typically work in silos. Consequently, universities only have limited success in addressing student wellbeing needs. We argue that there is a need to draw on best practice for embedding academic support as part of inclusive pedagogies and curricula, in order to extend these to include mental wellbeing support. (2018. Helen Scobie and Michelle Picard, The University of Newcastle)

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    Enhancing Student Mental Wellbeing: A Handbook for Academic Educators

    This handbook offers research-based guidance for academic teachers and leaders – as the drivers of innovation in university teaching and learning – to understand how and why particular curriculum choices or pedagogical approaches might support or undermine the psychological needs and academic outcomes of university students.  (Chi Baik, Wendy Larcombe, Abi Brooker, Johanna Wyn, Lee Allen, Matthew Brett, Rachael Field, Richard James)

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    Guides for Academics by Students with Disabilities

    This University of Melbourne guide has been developed for Academics and provides tips and advice that students with disability want teachers to know. Includes information on hearing impairment, mental illness, blindness, dyslexia, Multiple Sclerosis and Mobility Difficulties.

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    Headspace: National Youth Mental Health Foundation

    Headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia.

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    Helping students with mental illness: Lessons from TAFE classrooms

    This brief publication accompanies the report 'Who's supporting us? TAFE staff perspectives on supporting students with a mental illness'. Aimed at TAFE staff, it provides a summary of the key findings of the report, including lessons from participants about strategies to help students with mental illness, and useful resources. (Cydde Miller, Nhi Nguyen)

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    How Neurodivergent Students Are Getting Through the Pandemic

    This article focuses on students with anxiety disorders, autism and other disabilities who are struggling with the disruption of their normal routines after the move to remote education. 

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    Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference - presentations

    Speakers PowerPoint presentations are available for the Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education conference.  The aim of this conference was to provide an opportunity to explore and discuss the issues of mental health in higher education and possible approaches for more effectively dealing with identified and anticipated challenges. (June 2017)

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    Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals

    The Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework (2016) describes the specific skills and attributes required by mental health professionals for the provision of quality mental health services to people with an intellectual disability. It outlines the necessary approaches to clinical practice when working with people with an intellectual disability, identifies the Core Competencies workers require, and guides readers to resources that support professional development in intellectual disability mental health.

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    It’s OK to not be OK - a student voice inspired communications campaign

    The 'It’s OK to not be OK' campaign was a platform from which to share authentic student experiences of insight, understanding and support about managing mental health while studying. (Luke Martin & Vanna Garrick, Student Mental Wellbeing Initiatives, RMIT University.  Article originally appeared in the November 2018 ANZSAA Newsletter)