Supporting student mental health and wellbeing

Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Week takes place from 7–11 September 2020, and includes World Suicide Prevention Day and RUOK Day (10 September). The concept was first developed by the University Mental Health Advisors Network in the UK, and now has more than 30 Australian and New Zealand universities participating.

Join in a program of engaging and inspiring online activities throughout the week and help raise awareness about mental health issues and wellness practices.

What's happening?

Mitch Wallis

Mitch Wallis is an emerging leader in the Millennial generation with a lifelong mission to empower others to overcome suffering and re-imagine the healing potential of the mind through the power of storytelling, conversation and living with authenticity.

Mitch Wallis

Sally Morris

Sally Morris is on a mission to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of LGBTIQ people and communities.

Sally Morris

Beyond Blue

Josette Mouawad is a lived experience speaker bringing awareness to mental health and breaking down stigma.

Beyond Blue

My Health for Life

There has never been a better time to check in with your health. Complete the quick online My health for life check today.

Staff

Students

RUOK Day

RUOK's mission is to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

RUOK Day

Group fitness classes

Workout from the comfort of your own living room, balcony or backyard with Zoom LIVE Virtual Group Fitness classes hosted by Griffith Sport.

Virtual group fitness classes

Barre Body

Barre Body are the ultimate destination to tone and shape your body through their barre, yoga, pilates and stretch classes.

Barre Body

Art of Living Foundation

AOLF offers highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for all individuals.

Art of Living Foundation

Griffith Student Guild

The Guild are your student life experts and we are here to make your time on campus as active and enjoyable as possible.

Griffith Student Guild

Work from home exercises

Griffith Exercise Physiologist taking you through some desk exercises to get you through the work from home environment.

Griffith Health Clinics

Griffith Yoga and Lifestyle Club

The Yoga and Lifestyle club are enthusiastic about all things Yoga and Meditation!

Yoga and Lifestyle Club

Griffith EQUALITY

Griffith EQUALITY

Griffith Equality focuses on reconnecting the LGBTQIA+ community at Griffith and improving overall mental health. The club is open to those with interests in sexual and gender diversity, regardless of orientation or identity.

Griffith EQUALITY

Coffee and chat

Join us for a casual coffee and chat - staff and students welcome.

Movie club

Settle in and join us for a movie. Check the event schedule for what's playing.

Mindful Moment

A 15 minute guided meditation that focusses on stress busting.

Gratefulness and Gratitude

A 15 minute guided meditation to bring gratefulness and gratitude in to your day.

EVENT TIMETABLE

ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

If you have accessibility requirements for any of the below events, please let us know prior to registering by contacting counselling@griffith.edu.au.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8.30am

Coffee and chat

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Coffee and chat

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Coffee and chat

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Coffee and chat

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Coffee and chat

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9.30am

Body Relaxation

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Mindful Meditation Practice

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The Power of Breath

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45min Breathing Techniques and Mindfulness Practice

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10am

Sally Morris, Mental health and LGBTIQ+ speaker

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Josette Mouawad

Beyond Blue lived experience speaker

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RUOK Day Gold Coast activities (10am-2pm)

Stalls, live music, group yoga and more

Library lawn (G11)

Event link

gugcstudentguild.com.au

Pastoral Care chat sessions

How is Life for You?
Do you have something on your mind you want to talk about?
15 minute Session to Chat via Teams or Phone

Registration link

11am

Pastoral Care chat sessions 

How is Life for You?
Do you have something on your mind you want to talk about?
15 minute Session to Chat via Teams or Phone

Registration link

 

Pastoral Care chat sessions

How is Life for You?
Do you have something on your mind you want to talk about?
15 minute Session to Chat via Teams or Phone

Registration link

 

Mitch Wallis (11am-12pm)

Mental health advocate and speaker

Registration link

11.30am

Mindful Moment - Stress Meditation

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Mindful Moment - Stress Meditation

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Mindful Moment - Stress Meditation

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12pm

H.I.I.T - Full Body Functional Griffith Sport

Meeting ID: 341 203 700

Yoga - Griffith Sport

Meeting ID: 411 999 677

 Zumba - Griffith Sport

Meeting ID: 732 316 984

H.I.I.T - Cardio Active -  Griffith Sport

Meeting ID: 760 579 140

1pm

Griffith Health Clinic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Desk Exercises

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Griffith Health Clinic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Desk Exercises

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Griffith Health Clinic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Desk Exercises

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Griffith Health Clinic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Desk Exercises

Registration link

Griffith Health Clinic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Desk Exercises

Registration link

1.30pm 

Pastoral Care chat sessions

How is Life for You?
Do you have something on your mind you want to talk about?
15 minute Session to Chat via Teams or Phone

Registration link

 

Pastoral Care chat sessions

How is Life for You?
Do you have something on your mind you want to talk about?
15 minute Session to Chat via Teams or Phone

Registration link

 
2pm

Gratefulness and Gratitude

Registration link

 

Gratefulness and Gratitude

Registration link

 

Gratefulness and Gratitude

Registration link

2.30pm  

Student Guild - Keep In Touch (2.30-4.30pm)

Check GUGC Student Guild Facebook for details

  
3pm

My health for life health check

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My health for life health check

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My health for life health check

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4pm

Barre Body - Yoga

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Barre Body - Pilates

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Barre Body - Yoga

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Barre Body - Barre and Stretch

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4.30pm   

Pilates - Griffith Sport (4.30-5.30pm)

Meeting ID: 260 564 982

 
5pm 

Movie Club

Matilda

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Movie Club

Hotel Transylvania

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All week

Our Griffith + Griffith EQUALITY Support Stories

As part of Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, and in collaboration with Griffith Equality, Our Griffith invite students to submit a 300+ word story on the theme of “Our Supporters” – who has supported you, what makes a great support team, and how do you support others.

If your story is selected to be published on Our Griffith, you will receive a $100 gift card. That’s a lot of tacos! Use the below link to submit, and don’t forget to download Yammer to be a part of the Our Griffith community.

Submit your story here

How do I join a Zoom event?

  1. Download the Zoom App on your phone
  2. Copy the Meeting ID for the event you would like to attend above and paste it into Zoom 10 minutes before the start time
  3. Get ready!

Online Health and Wellness Centre

Griffith's Online Health and Wellness Centre is a portal designed to increase student awareness and understanding of mental health concerns, and learn tips for promoting better health and wellbeing such as living a healthy lifestyle, engaging in meaningful social activity, feeling safe, stable and secure, and looking after your mental wellness.

Downloadable resources

The below support resources are kindly provided by What's On At Griffith, RUOK and Counselling and Wellbeing.

How can we improve?

We are always looking for ways to improve our support for student mental health. We'd love to hear your feedback on this year's Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing Week activities, and any suggestions you might have for future events. Drop us an email via the address below!

Past years

How does the community support your mental health?

What does mental health mean to you?

Griffith Mental Wellbeing Support Line

Explore the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy