Thriving at University; how we ensure students reach their potential!

Felicity Miller (Speaker), Bishop, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

Unfortunately, sometimes life events can come and disrupt our harmony, however Student Affairs and Service Quality (SASQ) team work with all Heads of Program to ensure that all students are supported where needed and encouraged to reach their potential.
At SASQ, we provide a confidential, personalised support service to ensure students feel safe and listened to. Offering support to students is our number one priority. The current stats around mental health are daunting but together we can support our own wellbeing and those around us to live fulfilled lives.

We would like to share the establishment and success of the Manager, Student Health and Well-being role within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

The Manager leads a range of faculty-wide, professional initiatives in health and well-being for students. As a trained psychologist she provides free individual counselling to every student in the faculty, along with establishing a psychosocial education initiative that includes Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training within our programs. The Manager is well connected to external support agencies and services, and is available to students in situ whilst on clinical placements across the Gold Coast, South Brisbane and Northern New South Wales.

The role has been well received by the student body, during 2018, the first year of the role 16.5% of HSM students had a total of 388 counselling sessions. The Manager has already been the recipient of a student award and has encouraged consistent discussion around self-care and ensuring a safe environment for all.

The manager also provides support to frontline academic and professional staff who support students by rolling out of the MHFA training.
PeriodSep 2019
Event titleThe Inaugural Psychology in Medical Education Symposium: the Psychological Journey of the medical trainee
Event typeConference
Conference number1
Location, Australia, New South Wales
Degree of RecognitionNational