COVID-19 – Specific Concerns

Disclaimer: We’re not counsellors/psychologist/other health professionals. Our only qualification is that we are also students, and so may have some idea how it feels.  This is aimed at a general …

What WAMSS is doing

COVID-19 Mental Health Survey As we all know, COVID-19 has been changing our lives in many different ways and affecting our lives in unexpected ways. The aim of the study …

Help; COVID-19

Welcome to the COVID-19 edition of WAMSS’ I need help! page. The content here is based on the results of the COVID-19/Mental Health Survey. We hope that you might find …

COVID-19-specific resources

Everything about COVID-19 and mental health We went to collect all the different COVID-19 resources we had seen floating around the internet, and found Life in Mind Australia had already …

Help: I Need Help

If you are feeling more down than usual, don’t enjoy things you normally do, have been feeling particularly anxious or nervous, know that you are not alone.

Try talking to friends or family and make some time for self-care: you will know best what works for you. Go out for a walk or try get yourself a nice meal – there is a lot of evidence for exercise, good nutrition and mindfulness/meditation in improving mental wellbeing.

If these aren’t helping, you could consider professional help. You do not have to fit DSM criteria to be ‘allowed’ to seek help – everyone has the right to some extra support.

Help; I Have No Money

What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can’t move with no hope of rescue due to a lack …

Help; I Need Time Off

If you need time off, you will need to apply for it through the appropriate channels. Short Leave (<2 days): If you wish to take two days or less short …

Help; I’m Sick!

Contrary to popular belief, medical students are humans too, and we get sick sometimes. If this happens to you: STEP 1 HEALTH FIRST First: go and see your GP. If …

Help; I Need to Defer An Exam

You can get a deferred exam if the Faculty is convinced that, due to medical and/or exceptional reasons you: Were not able to prepare well enough for the exam Were …