UNSW Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences has staff trained in Mental Health First Aid. Together with UNSW Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, our School supports mental wellbeing through the Flourish Mentally initiative.
Did you know that university students are three times more likely to suffer from psychological distress? The warning signs include:
- Academic: loss of motivation, decline in quality of work and avoiding participation
- Physical: extreme fatigue, complaints of sleep problems and physical health complaints
- Emotional: irritability, frequently tearful and sustained low mood
- Behavioural: poor self-care, extreme dependency on staff, excessively demanding of others and withdrawing from friends and family
To access support, visit the UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services website.
If you have any questions or concerns about the mental health of yourself or another, please contact one of our Mental Health First Aid Officers.