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  • Article

    Student mental wellbeing in higher education: good practice guide - UK

    This UK guide for the teaching and support of students experiencing mental health difficulties draws on evidence and practice from within the higher education sector and reports from government and the health and voluntary sectors. It is aimed at senior leaders and managers, to support institutions in their promotion of mental wellbeing and in the support they provide for students experiencing mental health difficulties.

  • Video

    Students’ Stories – The Same, But Different (Ireland)

    This short documentary focuses on students with disability in College navigating college life – from finding lecture theatres, to learning to live independently, to fitting in with a new group of friends.

  • Web link

    The Happiness Trap

    Dr Russ Harris - a program based on mindfulness.

  • Article

    The uni virtual clinic: changing the way mental health care is provided to young people at university

    This research looks into the uni virtual clinic (UVC), which is a comprehensive online service developed in partnership between the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre that has been designed to prevent and treat mental health problems and related issues in university students. It is anonymous, free to the end-user, tailored, and incorporates evidence-based treatments and information.

  • Article

    The wicked problem of university student mental health

    The wicked problem of university student mental health is a report by Benjamin Veness that pertains to the Monash University Churchill Fellowship to explore innovative prevention and early intervention strategies to improve the mental health of university students.  The study included travel principally to the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom, with brief visits also to China and Singapore. Its scope included visiting both universities and external mental health agencies with an interest in, or expertise relevant to, university students’ mental health.

  • Web link

    This Way Up Clinic: Online treatment, education and research in anxiety and depression

    THIS WAY UP Clinic is a self-paced program that is run entirely over the internet – and equips you with the skills to control your symptoms in everyday life. It is run by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. It includes a range of internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy courses designed to address specific symptoms.

  • Article

    Under the radar: The mental health of Australian university students

    Orygen - This National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health report shows that while Australia provides world-class education and is an international leader in youth mental health, the mental health of university students has been largely ignored.

    Titled ‘Under the Radar: The mental health of Australian university students’, the report suggests a lack of government policy attention and resources directed to this issue has impacted on the capacity for both the university and the mental health sectors to effectively respond to the needs of this group.

  • News item

    University Mental Health Framework

    The draft Australian University Mental Health Framework is available for consultation. Feedback from anyone with an interest in the mental health of Australia’s university students is welcome. To provide your thoughts on the draft framework please complete this survey before midnight (AEST) 31 July 2020.

     

  • Video

    Webinar: Equity in VET and mental ill health

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) in October, 2017. Presented by Bryan Winnett.  This presentation explored Bryan's development of vocational training courses for students who have experienced mental illness, and are often in varying degrees of recovery. Bryan talked about a short ABC Documentary produced by one of his student group with assistance from ABC Open.

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  • Video

    Webinar: Gender diversity and mental illness | Students from an LGBTIQ backgrounds

    ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) presented this webinar in July 2018. Gender diversity and mental illness. Students from an LGBTIQ background. What support is available?

    Why are students from the LGBTQI community disproportionately represented in mental health statistics? What should we be doing as a community to support them?

    For this webinar we were joined by four panellists, each representing a different view point from the tertiary setting. The panel, an academic, DA background, tutor and a student, are from diverse sections of the LGBTIQ community and they discussed their experiences and what they would find more inclusive and helpful when studying and working in a tertiary environment.