Self-help resources to improve your wellbeing
Explore our variety of resources, including videos and audio files, designed to help you develop useful strategies, focus, unwind and improve your state of mind.
Online Health and Wellness Centre
Griffith's new 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.
Thedesk is a complete online mental and physical wellbeing resource developed specifically for university students. It includes modules, tools and information on various topics, such as time and stress management, making connections and friends, and keeping healthy. It also has self-assessment tools for your wellbeing, study skills and lifestyle.
INFO SHEETS AND RESOURCES
The following resources were authored by Griffith counsellors on a variety of topics to equip you with strategies and skills to manage a range of mental health concerns.
Connecting with others at uni
It can be difficult adjusting to life at uni let alone fitting in and making friends. This info sheet will give you some handy tips for connecting with others on your student journey.
Managing Exam Stress
If you are stressed out by the thought of exams, or feel hopeless and paralysed in the lead up to exam time, this info sheet will provide you with some techniques to become more resilient and adaptable.
Sex, Love, Dating
Griffith Counselling and Wellbeing's 'Sex, Love, Dating' booklet is a healthy relationship resource, providing all you need to know about consent, friendships, dating online and offline, and much more.
Ninety Percent is a resource developed in collaboration with QCGU, LiveLab at Griffith Film School and Griffith Counselling and Wellbeing to educate staff and students about personal violence and harassment.
Self-help websites and apps
There is a variety of self-help websites and apps online, and the counselling and wellbeing team have selected the ones we think you might find most useful. The ones listed below are all free and easily accessible. These websites and apps are not associated, affiliated, endorsed or sponsored by Student Services or Griffith University.
Smiling Mind website and app are an excellent resource to learn mindfulness. Mindfulness is one of the most effective ways of teaching us to pay attention. Millions of people use mindfulness in their lives as a way of reducing stress and managing emotions.
This is an interactive self-help service promoting resilience and wellbeing. Track your moods, write them down and get tips. There are also modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression.
Head to Health
Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health can point you to great online mental health information, resources, and services that suit your needs.
This site provides practical tools and support to help young people get through everything from everyday issues to tough times.
Just Ask Us
Just Ask Us was developed to assist tertiary students find information and seek help for a mental health, alcohol, or other drug-related problem.
A huge database of free guided meditations/music for sleep, stress, relaxation, happiness etc.
Hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety Bite-sized guided meditations for busy schedules. SOS exercises in case of sudden meltdowns.
The Daily Meditation Podcast
Hosted by Mary Meckley, a meditation coach. Over 1000 episode, each about 10min long. Covering topics of anxiety, depression, breathing, anger and more.
Podcast hosted by Chel Hamilton, a hypnotherapist, uses meditative imagery to assist falling asleep/calming down.
A range of helpful tips to help improve your mental health and general wellbeing.
MANAGING STRESS AND EXAMS VIDEO WORKSHOP
In Managing Stress and Exams, Griffith University counsellors Deborah Twining and Julie Coles give you an overview of stress management and an introduction to some evidence based stress management skills.
They also go over specific exam-taking strategies for preparation, planning and performance in Study Week and during the exam.
Take a moment out of your day to relax, reflect, and be present with the Meaningful Minute video series developed by Griffith Counselling and Wellbeing.
Select a video from the YouTube playlist to view a topic of your choice or click below to view on Facebook.
Breathing: focus on the nostrils
Get in touch with your breathing.
Commitment and values
Further defining your values, and the level of commitment needed to take that first step.
Nurturing: visualisation for females
Nurturing your child within.
Nurturing: visualisation for males
Nurturing your child within.
Self help not enough and want to talk to someone?
Find out more about counselling—what to expect, what issues we can help with, the benefits of seeing someone and confidentiality.
Online booking system
Make an appointment using our online booking system. Please do not make multiple or recurring bookings unless you have agreed this with your counsellor, as this will prevent other students from accessing our services. Please note that Skype video counselling sessions cannot be booked online.
Contact Counselling and Wellbeing
You can call or go in person to Counselling and Wellbeing to make a face-to-face appointment. When making your appointment, please mention whether you would like a face-to-face or phone session.