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