Medical school is an incredibly exciting but also challenging experience; so, during these four fantastic years, the purpose of the Wellbeing Portfolio is to support the students as best as possible. Finding a balance between family, work life and studies can be quite difficult, and it’s therefore important to seek help early on. The Wellbeing portfolio is dedicated to encouraging students to:
According to a 2013 Survey conducted by Beyondblue:
“One in five Australian medical students had suicidal thoughts in the past year and more than four in 10 students are highly likely to have a minor psychiatric disorder, like mild depression or mild anxiety”.
The GUMS team is at the ready to provide you with tips, connect you with people, as well as various services to promote your wellbeing.
Also, if you ever need a helping hand, please feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, message GUMS via our Facebook page and/or chat with our Wellbeing team in person.
On behalf of the GUMS team, we hope to make your life at Medical School enjoyable!
Griffith University Counselling
Griffith University provides free counselling and support services including the Health Centre, International Student Support and Chaplaincy. Teleconferencing is available.
Doctors Health Advisory Service Queensland
DHSAQ operates a 24/7 helpline to provide advice to medical practitioners and students facing difficulties. The advice is often in relation to stress and mental health difficulties, alcohol and substance problems, personal or financial crises. 07 3833 4352