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MyCQU - Uni Mental Health Day 2020

Uni Mental Health Day 2020

Together We Can! #UniMentalHealthDay #UMHD

The 7th University Mental Health Day will be held across Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, 5 May 2020. The theme for this year is ‘Together We Can’.

Evidence suggests one in five adults will suffer a mental health disorder in any 12 months (ABS 2008). Moving away from home for the first time, academic pressures and sleeping problems make university students particularly vulnerable.

University Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of the mental health and wellbeing needs of university students and staff.

With the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have never felt so disconnected from one another. This year’s University Mental Health Day is all about the coming together virtually and staying connected. We are promoting strong mental health, conversations and support.

CQUniversity UMHD Event Schedule

In 2020, our Student Counselling team will be hosting Uni Mental Health Day events virtually. Keep reading to see how you can get involved.

#AskUs Sessions

Drop in on our #AskUs sessions to have your mental health questions answered and check in with the Counselling Team.  Sessions will be hosted on the following dates and times. Click on the date to join the session via Zoom.

#AskUs Self-Care Package Competition

From 14 April to 5 May, we will be giving you the chance to win one of six self-care packages. These packages include:

  • Sleep mask
  • A puzzle
  • Mindfulness colouring
  • Journals
  • Pens
  • Candles scented
  • A selection of teas, healthy chocolates and healthy energy foods.

To go in the draw #AskUs a question or post a photo with hashtags #TogetherWeCan #MentalHealthBeginsWithME. You can ask us by commenting on the CQUniLife UMHD Blog posts, CQUni Instagram, CQUniNews Facebook posts or stories or contacting the team. You can even message our Facebook page.

Full Terms and Conditions can be viewed here.

Uni Mental Health Day - 5 May

On Tuesday, 5 May, from 10.30 am to 11.30 am, join us in a live webinar. We will be launching Mind Waves - CQUni’s mental health strategy that promotes student and staff mental health and wellbeing. Our team will also be answering your #AskUs questions, drawing the Self-Care package winners and hosting a live check-in.

This is your chance to connect with us and have your questions answered.

  • 10.30 am - 11.00 am - Virtual Check in & Ask Us Questions Answered
  • 11.00 am - 11.15 am - Self-Care Competition Drawn
  • 11.15 am - 11.30 am - Mind Waves Launch

To connect use this Zoom Link. This session will be recorded.


Don’t forget to check out our blog series about staying well. There are helpful tips and advice to stay well.

  1. Staying Socially Connected During Isolation
  2. Being Mindful – What’s that all about?
  3. Shifting your focus – Reframing your mindset

Support And Resources

Student Counselling

Our qualified and experienced Student Counsellors are available to assist you at no cost. The Counselling team aims to assist students with any issues that may negatively impact their studies.

Mental Wellbeing

Browse our online resources designed to support your mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.

Get Optimistic About Learning (GOAL)

GOAL is an online resource that provides you with tools, tips, and inspiration to help overcome obstacles and meet your full potential. Visit GOAL when you need to unwind, cool down and recharge your mental batteries.

Mental Health Day - May 2018