Mental Health Awareness Month

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This October, check in and connect with each other through fun events, activities and practical resources that help put your mental health and wellbeing first.

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we work to educate students about the importance of mental health and provide resources and support for those struggling with mental health challenges. This observance aims to encourage open conversations about mental health, increase access to mental health services, and promote understanding and empathy for those affected by mental health conditions. 

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Month this October is #MentalHealthAlly encouraging active support and advocacy for individuals who are dealing with mental health challenges to create a supportive environment. 

On campus events

There are over 50 free events throughout Mental Health Awareness Month across all campuses. 

Connect on social media

Run by students, for students, connect with us on social media. 

Find resources to help

Short on time? There are online programs, apps and resources you can keep coming back to.

The Strangers Project

9 - 13 October

The Student Health and Wellbeing team will be in the Hub Central from 9-13 October encouraging students to share a personal story with us, anonymously. The Stangers Project is a powerful installation to promote mental health allyship and encourage meaningful connections among the University of Adelaide community. There will be FREE coffee and prizes for all participants!

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Medibank Better Minds

Whether you’re unsure of what you’re feeling, looking out for a family member or friend, or you simply need to hear another voice, Medibank is here to advise, guide and support you through your mental health journey.

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FREE Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid training is free for all staff and students. The course teaches people how to offer support to adults experiencing a mental health challenge. 

Register here