Student Webinar: Overcoming the stigma of mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the topic of mental health to the forefront. Unfortunately, for some, there is a stigma surrounding mental health, and discussions of anxiety, loneliness, homesickness, relationship conflicts and self-care can be difficult and uncomfortable. 

This webinar sought to help international students overcome the stigma of mental health, recognise when help and support is needed, and learn ways to approach friends, family and professionals with their feelings. Joined by Linh, an international student lived experience speaker with batyr, Mich Gador-Whyte, Clinical Educator, Research and Translation at Orygen and Neha Manandhar, Senior Coordinator at batyr, we answered some of the most commonly asked questions regarding mental health from international students. 

Linh’s lived experience story has been removed from this recording – please visit the batyr website for more information regarding their international student wellbeing programs (VIC students only)

Mental health resources and support services for students

Understanding anxiety

Building positive mental health habits

Mental health apps