Student Minds® at UNSW

Student Minds® at UNSW

Student Minds® is the student voice on mental health: opening minds, creating understanding and connecting students with resources to thrive. We are an outreach program driven by students and supported by UNSW’s Health Promotion Unit.

Student Minds® vision is to improve mental wellbeing and resilience of students in the UNSW community​ by:

  • Reducing stigma surrounding mental health
  • Increasing awareness of mental health issues
  • Encouraging help-seeking behaviour
  • Promoting positive psychological resilience
  • Providing opportunities for students to develop personal and professional skills

How you can get involved

Student Minds® encourages interested students to become involved and help make a positive impact on campus. You do not need to have any previous training or experience in mental health, just a passion for student wellbeing.

Our volunteers design and lead on campus and online events throughout the year including Stress Less Week, O-week, RUOK Day, World Mental Health Day and many more.

Examples of roles include:

  • Engaging students in fun and interactive activities to promote wellbeing
  • Providing students with evidence-based information on health and wellbeing
  • Creating content for social media and the newsletter
  • Promotion of events and student recruitment
  • Designing and delivering pop up stalls across campus
  • Assisting in the delivery of wellbeing workshops and online webinars

There are two types of positions available:

Executive Positions: minimum 10 hours of training and 20 hours of volunteering

Volunteer Positions: minimum 10 hours of training and 10 hours of volunteering


What do you get in return?

Volunteers receive training in mental health, event coordination and peer-to-peer communication before stepping up to lead our outreach student wellbeing programs and events.

Student Minds® volunteer program is accredited by UNSW’s Advantage Program. Students who meet the minimum volunteer and training commitment, have their contribution recognised on their Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) upon graduation.

Join this worthy cause and give yourself an opportunity to develop valuable real-world skills, contribute to a very important cause, meet like-minded individuals and leave an important legacy on campus.


Ready to get involved?

We open volunteer recruitment just before Term 1 and Term 3. To apply please complete this short application form. Your details will be stored until we open the next recruitment window.

Stay in touch

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram  and sign up to the Student Minds Snippets newsletter mailing list

For queries email Student Minds

Student Minds® is a trademark owned by UNSW Australia with application in Australia and New Zealand.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Student led teams, Other

Provider of activity

DVCA Student Life/Hub

Interest area

Fundraising & events, Marketing, media & communications

Skills required and/or developed

Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Marketing & PR, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information

Provider: UNSW Health Promotion Unit (HPU)

Visit Student Minds

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.