Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2021 -2024

The University of Adelaide is an inclusive and supportive community that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our vision recognises that positive mental health and wellbeing is a fundamental contributor to student success throughout their educational journey and beyond. Responding effectively to the diverse range of student health and wellbeing needs is a key aim.

In consultation with students and staff, the University of Adelaide has developed the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2024 . The Strategy guides University wide opportunities to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of our students throughout their university experience.

Progress is reported annually to the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive and Academic Board and made available to staff and students. A baseline audit of existing activities was conducted in 2023 to identify potential gaps and shape opportunities for the future (see 'reporting'). 

If you are passionate about health and wellbeing and want to be part of bridging the gap between theory and practice, this is an excellent opportunity to get involved.

The Wellbeing Champion network is a commitment by the University of Adelaide to delivering the outcomes of the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and we are excited to have your involvement. Network membership is open to any staff member.


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    • What is a Wellbeing Champion?

      Wellbeing Champions will assist in creating a safe, inclusive, supportive and respectful culture that is conducive to good mental health and wellbeing at the University of Adelaide They will help build community awareness, act as a point of connection for students and staff to resources, contribute to the improvement of students’ learning experience, university culture and assist in linking with appropriate support.

    • What time commitment is required?

      Champions will be expected to:

      • Attend the mandatory Mental Health First Aid training which requires a two-day commitment.
      • Participate in four network meetings per year to share information, connect with colleagues and explore new resources or information.
      • To have some flexibility to function as a point of connection outside of meeting times when the need arises.
      • Commit to a minimum of 12 months as part of the network to give adequate time for the role to have real value. Agreement from your manager or leader is required to apply.
    • How you will be supported

      Champions will be supported by the Student Health & Wellbeing team. Mental Health First Aid training will be provided to all Wellbeing Champions. Posters will be provided to Wellbeing Champions to display in visible locations to begin to challenge stigma and increase wellbeing visibility for both students and staff. Training with other network members will also help to create strong connections amongst us as a group and share best practices across our community.

    • More information

      Wellbing Champion role description

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