University Mental Health Day 2020

Charles Sturt University joins universities across Australia and New Zealand to mark the seventh University Mental Health Day, this Tuesday 5 May 2020.

University Mental Health Day aims to bring together Charles Sturt University and its diverse student community to inspire conversations and to create change. Together, we can make mental health a university-wide priority and create ongoing, year-round change.

Learn from your fellow students

Throughout this week, we’ll share videos we’ve filmed of the Charles Sturt student mental health experience on our social media channels. There will also be online activities you can join to engage in conversations and help to build mental health awareness.

Get involved – join online activities

Join our online activities this week on Zoom where you’ll learn a new craft and contribute to longer-lasting materials that will be brought together after the pandemic ends.

1-4pm Tuesday: join the Online Sewing Bee to make bunting (flags) for the Ally network.

2-3pm Thursday: join the Making Origami Butterflies event to contribute to origami installations on campus.

Remember to sign into your Student Portal before clicking on the links above to join a meeting.

Share how you’re keeping your mental health in check

This year, we’d like you to share your insights and tips on how you’re keeping your mental health in check.

You can share a short video with #UniMentalHealthDay on Charles Sturt Social, our private student Facebook group, with your tips and advice for managing your own mental health and supporting people around you.

We want to see you, your family, flatmates, pets, baking, amazing gardens or infuriating jigsaws. All contributed videos will be streamed together into a gallery collage-style video to be released after next week. The video is being made by one of our very own Charles Sturt students. No contribution is too silly or too serious. Just show us what you’ve been doing!

So get filming and learn how you can stay healthy this week!