Overview: Your degree isn’t the only training you can get whilst at university. In this post, we outline some of the wellbeing-focused training opportunities launching early in 2022. Reading time ~ 3 minutes.
The year has kicked off and that means wellbeing-focused programs coming out of HCDS and Oasis are ramping up!
There are already a bunch you can sign up for.
Why would I sign up?
These programs are intended to equip you with the knowledge, skills and habits that improve study outcomes but also become valuable life skills you use in the world beyond university. Tools for building resilience, mental health, focus and concentration, meaning and purpose. University is a good time to access these kinds of programs because the earlier you start developing good wellbeing habits, the better.
Here’s a quick overview of what you can sign-up for.
Mindfulness for Academic Success – A 5-session program teaching you to use mindfulness to reduce stress, improve focus, stop procrastinating, communicate better and study more efficiently. Details on the program, dates/times and how to sign-up can be found at: https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/mindfulness-for-academic-success-2/ . Next one starts in April.
Studyology – a 5-session group program designed to give you the psychological tools necessary to combat common study problems like procrastination, perfectionism, low motivation and study avoidance. Details on the program, dates/times and how to sign up can be found at: https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2021/10/25/studyology/ Next one starts in April.
Be Well Plan – a 5 x 2-hour program (or 1 x 6 hour) that teaches you how to develop your own mental health, resilience and wellbeing plan. Next one starts March 9th. To learn more about the program, dates/times and how to sign up, visit https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2021/09/17/opportunity-to-do-the-be-well-program/
Mental Fitness – a 90 minute workshop on how we train the mind – a way of thinking about improving one’s mental health. Next workshop is in May. For details on the workshop, other resources, dates/times and how to sign-up, visit https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2021/03/01/mental-fitness-intro/
Oasis Conversation groups – casual conversation groups, hosted by chaplains. A chance to meet and chat with other students. During March, these are online. Look to this post for the dates/times and the online room links – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/complete-guide-to-oasis-online-orientation-events-2022/
Developing a Good Vibes Plan – on the 8th March from 12pm to 1pm, I’ll be hosting a live version of the ‘Developing a Good Vibes Plan’ session. I’ve previously recorded these sessions: https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2021/10/29/building-a-good-vibes-plan-habits-introductory-session/. This one doesn’t require a sign up. Just click this link on the right day/time to get into the room.
Dates for Mental Health First Aid will be announced soon. Stick close to the blog (what you are reading now) for updates.
Visit our programs page for a rapid overview of the wellbeing focused programs and events happening at Flinders over the course of the year. Constantly updated.
Not sure if a program is for you? Not sure how to sign up? Direct all questions to me – firstname.lastname@example.org