While studying and in general, it's important to look after yourself and keep track of your mental health and well-being. Life takes us through ups and downs even without the added stresses that many experience with study, so learning to ride the waves is a valuable life skill that will stay with you even beyond your time at UNSW.
Anyone can benefit from learning about strategies to improve or maintain their mental health, and some aspects aren't as intuitive as you might think! Give your Uni career a head-start by informing yourself early.
Self Help Mental Health Resources
UNSW MindHub - UNSW's centre for mental health resources. Life is full of ups and downs, to learn more how to navigate the tough times check out the great Mental Health and Wellbeing resources we've compiled here.
Centre for Clinical Interventions - This site has heaps of great evidence-based info and workbooks on a broad range of mental health topics such as sleep hygiene, anxiety, self-compassion, perfectionism and procrastination.
Exercise and Mental Health
Exercise and Mental Health - Did you know that regular exercise can be just as effective as therapy and medication for the treatment of mild-moderate depression? Checkout this great article about exercise and Mental Health by BeyondBlue.
Brightside YMCA - YMCA Brightside promotes exercise as a recovery mechanism for people with a mental illness. The free program runs for 60 days with unlimited access to our facilities.
MoodActive - Mood Active is a non-profit association that runs group exercise programs for people diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety.