The teams at Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS) and Oasis are hard at work putting together their Wellbeing Programs for 2019.

These are the programs and events that students can participate in to help maximise their own wellbeing, but also become attentive and skilled at helping others.

Dates and times are yet to be finalised but here is a quick glimpse of what we have planned πŸ™‚

I’ll update this blog post with dates, times and RSVP/registration options as more information is available.

Subscribe to the HCDS newsletter to get updates on these programs in early 2019.



Mindful Yoga – a weekly yoga class run by Counsellor Maureen blending gentle movements, self-compassion and mindful presence –

Meditation – a weekly meditation session @ Oasis led by Chaplain Dave

Flinders Market – a community market with free and cheap food to ensure all students are well nourished –

Mindfulness for Academic Success – a 5-session program teaching you to use mindfulness to reduce stress, improve focus, stop procrastinating, communicate better and study more efficiently –

safeTALK – a 3.5 hour session that prepares anyone, regardless of experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper –

Mental Health First Aid – a new program launching for 2019 that equips you with the skills to support people with mental health problems

Introduction to Mental Fitness – an online program launching on FLO in 2019 that will give you the tools required to enhance productivity and improve wellbeing

Thread Together Van – regular visits from the Thread Together Van providing free and low-cost clothing for students struggling to make ends meet

Let’s Chat English group – an English conversation group for students and their partners/spouses – an opportunity to make friends, ask questions, and learn about Australian culture in a safe and supportive environment

Winter Warmers Soup Days – hot and nourishing soup, weekly during the winter months



Oasis will be leading events around the university marking these important days and weeks:

RUOK Day (12th September) – a national day of action encouraging us all to check in on our friends, family, and peers

University Mental Health Day (TBA) – bringing together the university community to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing

Harmony Day (21st March)- a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism

NAIDOC Week (7th to the 14th 2019) – NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

National Sorry Day (26th July) – National Sorry Day marks the anniversary of the tabling in Federal Parliament of the Bringing Them Home Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, on 26 May 1997.

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