With Australia’s annual R U OK? Day taking place on Thursday 10 September, it is perhaps more important now than ever before for Australian universities to feel equipped to support their students’ mental health & wellbeing, and to facilitate their students’ support of each other. To mark this year’s event, we have temporarily opened up access to the Feeling Well strand of our Being Well, Living Well online toolkit to further support Australian students.
Through engaging interactive activities, real student interviews, and relatable practice scenarios, Feeling Well explores key concepts and helps students to develop strategies to manage a range of mental health issues that they may face during their university journey. Consisting of 4 modules, ‘Confidence, self-esteem and resilience’, ‘Am I good enough?’, ‘Stress, anxiety and depression’, and ‘Self-harm and suicidal thoughts’, Feeling Well provides students with practical guidance, self-help resources, and signposting to further support, and can be accessed on any device in an online ‘safe space’.
Dr Nicola Reavley, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne, is the Lead Advisor for the Being Well, Living Well toolkit, and comments that “I think Being Well, Living Well is a great resource. Having such a comprehensive set of materials in one place is really useful. Making the transition to university or college is an interesting and exciting time and most young people cope well. Some young people might find the transition particularly challenging and having evidence-based resources on mental health is really important.”
How students can access our Feeling Well content for free:
- Visit our platform: https://courses.epigeum.com/
- Use the drop-down user menu in the top-right corner to register as a new user.
- When prompted, enter the following ‘Token’ code: 968e2ab4.
- You will be sent an activation link by email (check your junk folder if you do not receive this). Click on this to activate your account.
- Once this process is complete, you can log into your new account on our platform, where you will have access to the Feeling Well content, stored under ‘My Courses’.
This content will be freely accessible until Thursday 17th September 2020. If you have any questions or issues accessing the resource, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also share this downloadable PDF with students, with instructions on accessing the Feeling Well content.
Being Well, Living Well is an online toolkit that helps students to manage their mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing throughout their time at university. Developed in collaboration with a panel of mental health experts, higher education professionals, and university students and staff, the toolkit will enable Australian institutions to provide a baseline of support for every student.
To find out more about Being Well, Living Well, and to request free trial access to the full toolkit for your institution, please click the button below.