Looking after yourself is important while you are studying. There are many ways to keep happy and healthy at university.
Free health services
As a USC student you can access the following free services:
- Counselling service
- Conversations for Life – Free Mental Health Awareness Training
- Psychology Clinic
- Flu Vaccination Clinics
- Student Health Articles
Studying and eating healthily can be hard on your finances. The Saving and budgeting tips provides useful links to resources and websites that can assist you to shop wisely.
The second edition of the Stay Healthy on a Budget Cookbook is now available. Download Stay Healthy on a Budget (PDF 870KB) for tips on how to shop, cook and stay healthy on a budget. The book was compiled by Nutrition and Dietetic students from recipes contributed by staff and students.
Regular exercise keeps you healthy, reduces stress and can improve energy, confidence, concentration and motivation. Many studies show that students who take part in regular exercise do perform better academically than those who are not physically active.
Here are a few ideas to help you incorporate exercise into your daily routine:
- Join the gymnasium or a fitness class through USC Sport
- Try cycling or walking to university
- Catch up with a friend for a walk instead of a coffee
- Join in with social and competitive sport on campus
- Find time for fun, healthy hobbies like surfing, dancing, frisbee, or even lawn bowls!
- Look out for on-campus activities and events
Quiet Reflection Room
A Quiet Reflection Room is provided in Building E, for staff and students' multi-faith prayer, quiet reflection and meditation.
As a student you face many demands including academic pressure, the need to balance work and family commitments, social and cultural issues and financial pressures. If you are having difficulty dealing with stress, contact Student Wellbeing.
Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding things a person can do.
If you are concerned that drugs, alcohol, gambling or any other personal issues are having an impact on your life, confidential appointments can be made with Student Wellbeing.
The following online resources are available for 24-hour support:
- Kids Helpline—free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25.
- Lifeline Australia—24-hour crisis support
- Reach Out—help for wherever you are at
- CounsellingOnline—free alcohol and drug counselling online
- Cannabis information and helpline
- Beyond Blue—information about depression, anxiety and related disorders.
Contact Student Wellbeing for more information or to make an appointment.