According to a study by Headspace and the National Union of Students, 83% of tertiary students in Australia are stressed. On top of that, 79% feel anxious and 56% report having trouble sleeping.

As a student, getting help when you’re struggling can be especially challenging, particularly as counselling and psychological services can often prove expensive and time-consuming.

Below are some free resources, both on and off campus, for graduate students struggling with mental health and wellbeing.

If you’re struggling with your studies…

  • Find out about study support across campus on the GSA blog
  • Join a grad group and meet people who share your experiences
  • Head to Stop 1 if you need any more advice


If you want to talk to a Counsellor or Psychologist…


If you’re looking for online mental health support…

  • Try the K10 test to check your symptoms and learn about next steps
  • Join the Beyond Blue forums and learn from others who share your experiences
  • Take the online modules from thedesk, a program aiming to support Australian tertiary students with their mental health and wellbeing
  • Learn cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills to better cope with anxiety and depression by using Mood Gym
  • Get a personalised self-help program for depression or anxiety by using My Compass


If you’re looking for wellbeing support…


If you’re looking for resources and information…


Amy Claire Thompson

Amy is Communications Manager at The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association.