In this section, we outline useful resources about wellbeing that were developed outside of the university context:

1. General information about signs, symptoms and causes of mental health difficulties
Summary: The Australian Psychology Association has on its website a set of user-friendly information guides about different mental health difficulties (including anxiety, depression and stress).
Who is it for? Anyone wanting information about signs and symptoms, causes, or potential treatments for a range of mental health difficulties. This might include someone looking for self referral, or someone looking for advice to refer another person.


2. Self-assessment tools – check your own stress levels and monitor your mood
Summary: This website/app is a tool to help a person track his or her own mood over a period of time.
Who is it for? People wanting some insight into the things that make them stressed / depressed / demotivated / anxious, and who don’t mind if it takes them a week or longer to find out.
Summary: Developed by the Australian government, this website provides a variety of health resources about various mental illnesses, wellbeing, life stages, and life circumstances (e.g., accidents, assaults, unemployment).
Who is it for? The website is designed for people looking for information for themselves (self referral), someone they know, or for information as a medical professional.


3. Stress-management, mindfulness and relaxation techniques
Summary: The Australian Psychology Association has on its website a video, info-graphic and brochure about managing stress and improving your wellbeing.
Who is it for? Anyone wanting clear steps on how to reduce the amount of stress in their lives.


4. Mental wellbeing and the workplace
Summary: Young and well CRC are a research organisation investigating the application of online media for promoting mental health and wellbeing in young people. As well as their research, they have a strong organisational culture that promotes wellbeing. Reflecting this culture are their statement of philosophy and an explicit wellbeing policy (
Who is it for? People thinking about how their workplace can promote wellbeing; workplace managers thinking about ways to promote wellbeing.
Summary: Black Dog Institute have a lot of useful resources, including to this guide that outlines the top ten elements of the workplace that contribute to stress and mental health issues.
Who is it for? Anyone wanting to identify elements of their workplace that they could address to reduce stress.
Summary: Created by the Judicial College of Victoria and County Court Victoria, the website provides links to factsheets and podcasts about various stressors that can impact a person’s level of stress. Resources are particularly focused on stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction.
Who is it for? While this site was created for judges, there is useful general advice for anyone wanting some tips or advice on overcoming stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction.

Module Evaluation

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3. I feel more confident to address issues related to student mental wellbeing  5 4 3 2 1
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