Orygen have developed a range of case studies highlighting good practice initiatives supporting student mental health and wellbeing within universities across Australia. To access each case study, click on the links below:
Holistic framework enhances campus life
Deakin Residential Services’ student experience framework and RESPECT Values help to create a supportive university community that enhances student connectedness and facilitates participation in university life, improving the mental health and wellbeing of on-campus residents.
Edith Cowan University
Community inclusion key to wellbeing
Edith Cowan University’s holistic approach to enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students allows the university to co-design and tailor initiatives that address their specific needs.
Wellbeing for success
Flinders University’s focus on providing programs and services that link optimal mental wellbeing to increased academic success supports students to develop mental health and wellbeing-related skills and competencies that prepare them for learning, their future careers and life.
James Cook University
Supporting social belonging among international students
James Cook University offers a range of accessible and appropriate services and supports that respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs and complexities of its international student cohort.
Building a roadmap to change
RMIT University’s whole of university approach is an example of the effective coordination of mental health strategies across the institution, acknowledging the key role all members of the university community play in supporting student mental health and wellbeing.
The University of Queensland
Championing mental health and wellbeing
The University of Queensland’s Mental Health Champions Network empowers the university community to employ strategies that support early help-seeking and good mental health and wellbeing, and enables ongoing engagement with learning.
University of Tasmania
Catalysing change and continuous improvement
The University of Tasmania’s continuous improvement approach to delivering suicide prevention initiatives within the School of Medicine is an example of effectively using information from students’ experiences and needs as data to build an understanding of what works for their mental health and wellbeing.
Western Sydney University
The power of partnerships
Western Sydney University’s partnership with Local Health Districts is an example of effective collaboration between universities and the mental health sector facilitating a joined-up approach to supporting WSU students’ mental health and wellbeing.