Health and wellbeing
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
- Psychology Clinic
- Flu Vaccination Clinics
- Student Health Articles
- Quit Smoking Program
You can also meet with a Health and Transition Officer at any time for a one-on-one consultation about any issues impacting on your health and wellbeing at USC.
Contact Student Life and Learning to make an appointment.
Download Stay Healthy on a Budget (PDF 1921KB) for tips on how to shop, cook and stay healthy on a budget. The book was written by fourth year Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics students at USC with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
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:
- Try cycling or walking to university
- Catch up with a friend for a walk instead of a coffee
- Join the gymnasium or a fitness class through USC Sport
- 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
You can find out more about health and sport at USC through USC Sport.
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 Life and Learning.
If you are concerned that drugs, alcohol, gambling or any other personal issues are having an impact on your life, USC offers a free, confidential counselling service.
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 Life and Learning for more information or to make an appointment.