Take the time to invest in your wellbeing
By using our building blocks approach, you can support your wellbeing while you study, so you can perform at your best. Learn how other students incorporate the blocks into their routines, access on-demand wellbeing resources, sign up for free workshops or volunteer as a Peer Educator or Lived Experience speaker below.
The building blocks approach
We believe that great mental health and wellbeing is something that can be achieved by everyone.
By regularly working on each of the building blocks of wellbeing, you are building your resilience in the face of challenges.
Flick through our slides and find out ways that some of our students incorporate each of the blocks into their routines and find out more about UWA's Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework
Sign up for a wellbeing workshop
Mental Health First Aid
Gain the knowledge and confidence to recognise, connect and respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis in this nationally accredited course.
Responding to a Disclosure
Gain the skills and confidence you need to help someone who has experienced sexual harm.
Step Up Bystander Training
Learn how to be an ethical bystander and do your part for a safer community.
Humans of UWA
Meet Sammy (she/her) – Neuropsychologist-in-training, avid gamer and proud dog mum to UWA’s resident therapy dog, Yoshi! Sammy is undertaking a combined Masters and PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology, has ambitions to become double certified as a clinical psychologist and is passionate about mental health and wellbeing.
When Sammy’s not working, studying or sneaking in a quick Legend of Zelda session, you’ll find her and Yoshi hanging out with UWA’s wellbeing team at The Living Room, where Yoshi has a furry important mission!
“Our role is to bring lots of happy floofy vibes, she is such a sweet dog and loves attention and pats! You can physically see how Yoshi improves someone’s day."
Share your lived experience
Join our Lived Experience Project and learn how to share your personal stories with purpose and confidence.
Watch a masterclass online
Dr Cele Richardson
Associate Professor Rodrigo Becerra
Become a Peer Educator
Sign up to become a Peer Educator and work on projects and programs focused on community health and wellbeing.
- Gain knowledge and skills in health and wellbeing topics.
- Network with like-minded students and make new friends.
- Get a competitive edge for your future.
- Volunteering adds to your résumé and experience.
- All volunteer hours are transcript-recognised.
- Have the satisfaction that your work has contributed to the overall health of UWA students and members of the wider UWA community.
Volunteer Peer Educators deliver outreach in areas relating to alcohol, mental health, and healthy relationships. Some of the things we do:
- Brief Alcohol Interventions
- Goodnight, Poor Sleep (Brief Sleep Interventions)
- 5 Ways to Wellbeing
- Consent and Healthy Relationships
How much time do I have to contribute?
How often you can volunteer is up to you. Commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis or participate in one-off activities and events around campus throughout the year.
Will I get training?
Yes. Our volunteers are provided with training and support to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to contribute to projects.
When is training held?
Peer Educator training is run twice a year and prepares new volunteers to deliver activities around alcohol, mental health, sexual health and healthy relationships.
What is involved?
Most Peer Educators volunteer at outreach events on campus and at the residential colleges throughout semester. At these events, you might provide alcohol education or information about healthy relationships. Office-based opportunities are also available to help plan and evaluate health promotion programs.
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