2017 Workshop Program

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Tuesday Lunchtime Workshops 1 - 2pm

No Registration Required

Location: Stop 1 Room 109

1Be Your Best8th August
2Creating Social Connections 15th August
3Overcoming Procrastination22nd August
4Optimising Focus and Attention29th August 
5Assertive Communication5th September
6Resilience and wellbeing (Thursday)14th September

Wednesday Mid-Week Mindfulness Workshops  1.15 - 2pm

No Registration Required


Wed 26th July - Wed 29th November: Baillieu Library Dulcie Hollyock Room

Mental Health First Aid

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Registration Required

Registration for Semester 2, 2017 workshops are now open.

Mental Health First Aid is a certified training program, teaching students how to provide initial support someone in a mental health crisis situation, or someone who is developing a mental disorder, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health crisis situations covered are: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, severe effects of drug or alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours. Developing mental health problems covered are: depression, anxiety problems, psychosis and substance use problems.

Mental Health First Aid operates in two formats:

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Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students: Online training followed by a half day face-to-face workshop. Please complete the online training prior to registration. It is recommended that you allow 8 hours to complete the online training, and that the online component is completed at least 1 week prior to the face-to-face training. Completion of the online training is a prerequisite for attending the face-to-face workshop. Online training has a cost of $50, paid directly to Mental Health First Aid Australia. When registering for online training please use your University of Melbourne student email address.

Standard Mental Health First Aid: Full course offered face-to-face across two days on the Parkville campus.

Dates and registration
1Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course)Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February9.30am - 4.30pm

Registration closed

2Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Monday 27th February12.30pm - 4.30pmRegistration closed
3Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Friday 31st March9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
4Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Thursday 27th April9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
5Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Thursday 25th May12.30pm - 4.30pmRegistration closed
6Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Wednesday 28th June9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
7Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Monday 31st July9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
8Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Monday 28th August9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
9Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Friday 22nd September9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
10Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course)Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September9.30am - 4.30pmRegistration closed
11Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Friday 20th October12.30pm - 4.30pmRegistration closed
12Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Wednesday 29th November9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration closed
13Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Thursday 21st December12.30pm - 4.30pmRegistration Full

Developing Roots as an International Student

Registration Closed

This 3 hour seminar aims at finding strategies to overcome common challenges that international students face when they want to connect socially in their new environment.

Social support and feeling you belong are important to students’ wellbeing. In the context of international studies, juggling with study and work, it can be hard to find time to build a satisfying social life. This workshop is meant to be a space for international students to share and reflect on their social experience at uni. We will help students define their expectations, reflect on factors impacting their social life and support them in finding the right life balance.

20 July 2pm - 5pm - Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library

Wellbeing and Adjustment as an International Student

Registration Closed

This short introductory workshop will provide an overview of strategies promoting wellbeing and adjustment in international students.

We will discuss factors influencing adjustment and their relation with academic performance as well as strategies or resources that can support students in managing cultural shock, homesickness, loneliness and academic stressors (e.g. learning in a new system, studying in a different language …).

1 August 1pm - 2pm - Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library

Coming Out

Registration Closed

CAPS are seeking expressions of interest for a Coming Out workshop. For those who are questioning their sexuality, wondering if they are Gay or Lesbian, uncertain who and how to tell, and what it means for them and their future. A space for discussion, fun, ideas and support. Venue to be confirmed with each participant by the Leader after registration of interest.

23 August 4-6pm

Studying on the Spectrum

Registration Closed

How to survive and thrive at Uni with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

5 September 1-2pm

Break Free From Anxiety

Registration Closed

Learn to practise skill, strategies and states of mind to reduce everyday worry and anxiety. This workshop includes relaxation, mindfulness and cognitive behaviour change to apply to your particular experiences. Online screening questionnaires will be conducted.

26 September 9.30am - 4.30pm


Registration Required

Webinars are restricted to University of Melbourne students only.

All webinars are free and conducted online.


Social Anxiety Program

This three week online program will help you understand social anxiety and offer stategies to overcome it.

Friday 18th August

Friday 25th August

Friday 1st September
12.00pm - 1.00pmRegistration closed

Overcoming Procrastination Webinar

Explore ways to stay on track and get things done.

Thursday 7th September12.00pm - 1.00pmRegistration closed

Optimising Focus and Attention Webinar

Train your attention, build concentration, remain calm and focused under pressure.

Wednesday 13th September12.00pm - 1.00pmRegistration closed

Manage Your Mood Webinar

Learn to manage "self-talk" and improve your mood

Thursday 21st September4.00pm - 5.00pmRegistration closed

Heads Up: Looking after your Mental Health

This 90 minute webinar covers common mental health issues experienced by students.

Tuesday 10th October1.00pm - 2.30pmRegistration closed