19 Oct 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month Week 4

Next week is the fourth and final week of the National Mental Health Month, an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia, to advocate for and raise awareness of mental health. See below for detail of forthcoming events, and a reminder that this year’s National Mental Health Awareness Campaign theme is:  

‘Building Resilience: Communities and Connections’

This month the Central Clinical School's (CCS) Gender, Equity and Diversity (GEDI) committee has shared resources to encourage all staff and students to reflect on their own mental health, as well as the mental health of their family, friends and colleagues throughout the CCS. We acknowledge that the mental health of all staff is of the highest importance all year round, and hope that some of the resources and seminars we have highlighted might be useful. Revisit any of our blog posts here.

Online events of interest this week include (see detail below):

  • 24 Oct: Smoking and mental Health Forum
  • 25 Oct: Drug abuse and mental Health Forum
  • 27 Oct: Growing healthy veggies seminar

Monday 24 October 10:00am - 12:00pm - Smoking and mental health forum

The focus of this symposium will be on the connection between smoking and mental health. Although there has been a large reduction in smoking rates over time, smoking remains a major risk factor contributing to the health, social and economic inequalities in Australia. Furthermore, vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes has also increased. Topics discussed may include the development of mental illness and the mechanisms behind tobacco addiction, exacerbation of mental illness through smoking use, cognitive impacts of smoking, smoking trends within different cultures, general health and wellbeing implications as well as discussion around public health campaigns and what more has to be done within this field. 

Register here for this free online forum on Mon 24 Oct 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT

Tuesday 25 October - 12:00-1:30pm Drug and substance abuse and mental health forum

This symposium will build awareness and explore the links between drug use and mental health problems for youth - including what information about drugs is true and what’s not.
To explore this important topic, join this free online session on Tue 25 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT by registering here.

Thursday 27 October 12:00 - 1:00pm  - Growing healthy veggies seminar

Want to start growing some of your own food and never pay $10 for lettuce again? Salad greens and space saving veggies are a great place to start!

In this webinar we will focus on:
  • Preparing your soil and potting mixes for a summer harvest.
  • Selecting salad greens and veggies that grow best in summer.
  • Choosing high quality seeds and seedling appropriate for your garden, courtyard or balcony veggie patch.

This webinar is perfect for all levels of growing experience.

This seminar is being hosted together with CERES permaculture and bushfood. To sign up for the webinar on Tue 25 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT: (you will need to log into MyDevelopment) please register here.

The GEDI committee can be approached or emailed (ccs.gedi@monash.edu) with any suggestions for how the school can continue to support the mental health of staff and students and the broader community.

In addition, if you would like professional support, Monash University offers support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) on 1300 360 364 and through University counseling services on (03) 9905 3020.

See below for additional resources and links to support Mental Health wellbeing:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thankyou for your comment. We moderate all messages and may take a little time to review your comment. Please email inquiries to ccs.comms@monash.edu.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...