Find what works for you
As individuals, there are many ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Find support that's right for you and connect with support both at uni and beyond.
I want to talk to someone about my mental health and wellbeing
Wellbeing Champions Network
Whilst they cannot provide counselling or mental health treatment, Wellbeing Champions are passionate about supporting a culture of wellbeing across the university and can connect you with the Counselling Service if you are struggling to reach out alone. They can also point you toward resources like the Wellbeing Hub and the mental health resources it contains. Wellbeing Champions come from both academic and professional teams across the university community.
University Crisis Line (UCL)
The UCL is open on weekdays 5pm-9am, weekends & public holidays (24 hrs) for after hours, crisis support. This is exclusively for University of Adelaide students.
I want to find support outside university too
You may be about to finish your studies and want to find support, or prefer to link in with help outside the university. Whatever your situation, there are support services available that you can connect with by phone, chat or online. Head over to our Mental Health pod for all the details of services like Beyond Blue, Headspace and more.
Industry specific support
Study area Support Medical or dental students
- Drs Health SA Support Line 24/7 support line: 8366 0250. This service is staffed by GPs and available to medical students, practitioners and colleagues who may be concerned.
- DRS4DRS Mental Health Support Line 24/7: 1300 374 377. This service is answered by counsellors and psychologists and can only be accessed by medical students and medical practitioners.
- Dental Practitioner Support Line 24/7: 1800 377 700. Confidential advice for dental students, practitioners and concerned friends and family
- Nurse and Midwife Support Line 24/7: 1800 667 877 is available to you.
- Law Society of South Australia have a range of industry specific wellbeing resources on their website.
- Telephone counselling is available through the Australian Veterinary Association, 24/7: 1300 687 327
I want to get help with study to help reduce my stress
There are some incredible teams here to support you with your study and help take the stress down a notch or two. If you feel unsure, why not send an email to any of the teams and talk about what's holding you back. The support is just waiting for you to access.
Maths Learning Centre
With a drop in centre, online resources and fun learning sessions, MLC is for any UoA student who uses maths in their coursework program.
In person and online 1:1 consultations, the team are there to help through all stages of the writing process.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions
PASS classes are free, fun and a great way to maximise your study time while making new friends. New students are always welcome!
A free after-hours online study help tool available to current University of Adelaide coursework students through your enrolment in MyUni.
I want to connect with an online community for support
TalkCampus is a wellbeing and mental health support app freely available to all UoA students for download. Connect with peers 24/7 in a safe, anonymous space and feel supported wherever you are studying.
*TalkCampus is provided by TalkLife, a 3rd party provider in the UK.
I want to take care of my social wellbeing and feel less alone
I want to get more active and look after my body
The World Health Organisation's guidelines focus on our cardio fitness so when thinking about exercise and mental wellbeing, being active is about getting involved in something you enjoy, and moving your body in a fun way. Exercise doesn't mean getting to the gym (unless that's your jam). We're talking about boosting our mood with any movement that helps you feel good about your body.
Want to get moving on campus?
The Exercise pod on the Wellbeing Hub has contact details for
- The Fitness Hub,
- Social sports program with AU Sport and
- AU Sports Clubs. From beginner hikes with the Mountain Club to cheerleading, cricket and swimming, there is a sport for everyone.
How about riding to uni?
Find out where you can store your bike safely on campus with Ecoversity.
Got 5 minutes for a quick video?
If you feel like watching a few short videos, spend time with Dr Simon Rosenbaum below and find out more about how exercise can support your mental health.
To look after my mental health, I want to do something for the planet's wellbeing
We are often directed to nature when it comes to taking care of our wellbeing. Whilst walking through the park or swimming in the ocean have great therapeutic benefits, it can also remind us about the ongoing degradation of the planet. If you are experiencing distress or anxiety about the planet, why not connect with one of these great groups.
Communities that can help
- Ecoversity - volunteer, connect with Clubs who are committed to sustainability or explore internship opportunities.
- Adelaide Sustainability Centre - a public space and community hub teaming with classes, workshops and information.
- Adelaide Sustainability Association - join other students on campus working towards improving sustainable practices on campus and at home.
- Climate Council - find some great practical strategies for dealing with climate anxiety and connecting with like minded people.