Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health professionals help people understand their emotions and behaviours and manage their lives in constructive ways.

  • Make a meaningful difference

    With around 1 in 5 people experiencing challenges with their mental health**, the focus on mental health and wellbeing has never been more important.

    If you’d like to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations, now is the time—and our degrees, majors and specialisations will provide the tools.

  • Give yourself multiple career options

    Our mental health- and wellbeing-related degrees can get you started on countless rewarding career paths.

    You might work in mental health planning, administration or research. You could play an important role in community wellbeing services. Or perhaps you'll turn your hand to market research or health communication and community engagement.

    And if you complete one of our masters-level psychology programs, you can become a practising clinical, health or organisational psychologist.

  • Career prospects

    Employment growth for the majority of mental health and wellbeing-related roles range from strong to very strong^^ .

Make History in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Hear from our graduates, Clare and Matthew, on the work they’re doing to create positive change for the communities they serve—and how you can be a part of it.

  • Ranked #92 globally for Life Sciences and Medicine^
  • Strong employment growth predicted (16% by 2026)^^
  • Ranked top-125 globally for Psychology*

**The National Health Survey, 2020-2.
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2024.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.
^^Health Care and Social Assistance' category—Jobs and Skills Australia.
Australian Government, Labour Market Insights, 2023.

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The degree has let me explore all of these facets of psychology I hadn't considered before. You really get to see the way psychology is integrated into the world more than you think.