Mental Health Week is your opportunity to find out about the services and programs available at Curtin to support your mental health.
Get involved with a range of free activities this Mental Health Week to help you boost your mental health and wellbeing.
- 12 to 16 October 2020
- See below for times
One out of every five Australians will experience some form of mental illness each year.
What’s on at Curtin Perth and online
All week, Monday to Friday
- Online resources, Q&As and quotes on Instagram – Curtin Student Guild.
- Pay it forward at Concept Coffee Co – Buy a coffee for a fellow student all week long. Students can redeem a free regular coffee that is bought by a fellow student or staff member by showing their 2020 student sticker at Concept Coffee co (maximum of one coffee per person; Pay it forward coffee is dependent on availability – ask the staff at Concept for details).
- Living with Mental Health stories: all day, Wesfarmers Court (Building 408) and Curtin Connect (Building 102) television screens.
- Lunchtime meditation sessions: 12.00 pm to 12.30 pm, register online.
Monday 12 October
- Headspace Workshop (Guild Event): 11.00 am to 11.45 am, Guild Club HQ, Building 106B; register online for a free ticket to this hands-on workshop.
Tuesday 13 October
- Men’s Mental Health Breakfast (Guild Event): 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Guild pop-up function space (106D).
- Free Hunt and Brew beverage outside Concept Coffee Co from 10.00 am orgnised by the Guild. Flash your 2020 Guild sticker to redeem. Get in quick, while stocks last.
Wednesday 14 October
- George the therapy dog visit (Guild Event): 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, all over our Curtin Perth campus.
- Good Binji (collaboration with First Nation’s Dept and Women’s Dept – A weaving workshop focused on self-care through the practice of arts and crafts – mindfulness and culture, Guild Event): 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Atkinson Forum.
- Free yoga: 12.10 pm, Curtin Stadium Dome.
Thursday 15 October
- Mindfulness fiesta (Guild Event): 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm, Atkinson Forum – stress ball making and plant pot painting.
Friday 16 October
- Psychology Association BBQ (Guild Event): From 9.30am at Guild Reception, Building 106F.
If you live on campus, you can take part in the following all week long too
- Brekkie on the go: 9.00 am to 11.00 am, Common Room; grab yourself a cooked breakfast to eat on your way to class.
- Foreshore afternoon run: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm, meet at Reception; unwind and get some exercise with a jog along the Swan River. Registration on the App is essential as places are limited.
- Zumba class: 6.00 pm, Common Room; De-stress and have some fun at the same time.
- Taco Tuesday: 7.00 pm, Common Room; Grab some delicious tacos and have a chat. Registration on the App is essential.
- Midweek meditation: 9.00 am, Common Room; Get in touch with yourself with some meditation practice.
- Grab a Free Burrito: 12.00 pm, Common Room; Don’t feel like cooking lunch? We have you sorted, and we’re here for a chat! Registration on the App is required.
- Boxing: 5.00 pm, Common Room; de-stress with some high-intensity boxing.
- Everything meat: 7.00 pm, Common Room; Finish off your week with a massive feast. Registration on the App is essential.
- Oktoberfest: 7.00 pm, Guild House Common Room; Join the entire UniLodge family at our Oktoberfest party. Registration on the App is essential.
We’re always here to help.
- Curtin University Student Wellbeing: 1800 244 043 or email@example.com
- Curtin Psychological and Counselling Service: +61 8 9266 7850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- LifeLine (available 24 hours a day): 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue (available 24 hours a day): 1300 224 636
- Suicide Call Back Service (available 24 hours a day): 1300 659 467
- SANE Australia: 1800 187 263
- eHeadspace (available 9 am– 1 am AEST daily): 1800 650 890
- Healthdirect: 1800 022 222
- Crisis Care Helpline: +61 8 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (freecall)
- Samaritans: +61 8 9381 5555 or 1800 198 313 (freecall)
- Samaritans Youthline (if you are under 25 years): +61 8 9388 2500 or 1800 198 313 (freecall)
- Mental Health Direct: 1800 220 400 (freecall)