Curtin students talk mental wellbeing

>>While university can be a great time for learning and growth, it can also be stressful at times. Today I’m gonna go chat with some Curtin students and see what they have to say about this. What do you do personally to maintain your mental wellbeing?>>I like to reflect on the week, do some meditation.>>Once a week I go for a swim in the ocean at 7am.>>I have quite a few hobbies that keep me distracted from the study stress.>>I wake up early in the morning and go jogging every day, yeah.>>I essentially play a lot of games.>>I take time for myself, so apart from studying I will have my hobbies set aside, I guess for balance between the two.>>I find it’s really helpful to kind of like write everything down that I need to do. So instead of thinking about everything as a whole and everything you need to do, it’s kind of scary.>>So why do you think it’s important to, you know, take care of your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing?>>Taking time for yourself and pretty much focusing on that is as important as your physical wellbeing.>>They’ve discovered that mental health can lead to a lot of other things in our life that can affect our hormone level balance.>>I found a lot of people who haven’t been able to keep a balance like a lot of my friends and everything, they end up like dropping out of uni.>>What advice would you give to like new to Curtin students about, you know, staying healthy?>>Always finding friends that you’re doing your course with is good, because you can kind of relate to each other.>>Don’t really take things seriously, don’t take everything like an end of the world situation.>>Take it easy.>>Have some you know like social group, group study sessions.>>Try and distract yourself from stress.>>Do you know about the confidential and professional support that Curtin provides, like Counselling Services?>>There are external services, internal services.>>I know there’s lots of student support around and it’s all on the Curtin website.>>No, I didn’t hear about all that.>>I did know that, yeah and I’ve seen a counsellor once myself, so yeah and it was very helpful. The Counselling Team, the Psychology Team here is very, very good.>>If you ever need any support regarding issues of mental health, there is a range of free and confidential services provided to Curtin students. Contact Student Wellbeing, Curtin University Counselling, or speak to a Curtin staff member at Curtin Connect on Bentley campus. Let’s look after ourselves.

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