Workshops and events

In addition to individual treatment and advice, we run health education and promotional workshops and events throughout the year.


Life as a first year student

Navigating your first year of uni can be daunting, so we have put together a semester filled with activities and workshops to help you make your first year at Murdoch a success!

Join us for information on accessing your learning applications, assessment writing and support, and help with your own health and wellbeing.

Visit the support & advice page to see the calendar of events and what’s on offer.

Learn more about your health

Our workshops cover a wide range of topics, including travel health, sexual health, mental health, mindfulness, mental health first aid and more.

Some of our regularly run workshops include orientation health sessions each semester, and LGBTIQA+ health workshops and drop-in sessions throughout the semester.

Contact us for more information on our workshops.

Health promotion activities and online information

We have various online activities and resources to promote positive, proactive health management.

We want to provide you with a range of opportunities to maintain your wellbeing while studying online. While not everything will appeal to you, we do encourage you to find what works for you and try new things. Try to look after your wellbeing during these challenging and uncertain times. If you have any suggestions, please email our Health Promotion Officer.

  • Be connected

    A reminder to stay connected. Join our Facebook group so you can keep up to date with the latest activities, healthy lifestyle information and stay connected while studying online.

    If you are stuck for ideas, here is list of ways to stay in touch with your uni friends

  • Eat well

    Eating a healthy balanced diet is important for overall wellbeing. Not only can eating a healthy, balanced diet improve physical health, it can also positively influence your mood. Check out what Headspace have to say about the relationship between healthy food and mood

    Below are some easy to follow recipes, using mainly pantry items. More recipes can be found at Live Lighter.

    Find out more about online healthy eating information sessions.

  • Be active

    It is important to keep moving and find ways to be active every day. Being physically active has numerous benefits for our bodies and our minds.

    The Zone Fitness Centre has created some virtual workout videos for you to stay motivated.

    If you are feeling up to it, below are some song challenges to get you moving.

  • Sleep well

    Sleep is more than just a time for your body and mind to rest. In fact, while you're asleep, your body is hard at work. Sleep achieves many critical brain and body maintenance functions that cannot be performed while we are awake. Good sleep habits have been shown to improve mood, concentration, problem solving and performance. While lack of sleep is linked to symptoms of depression and continued lack of sleep, can increase the chance of experiencing mental health issues.

    Here are some tips on how to get a good night's sleep. 

    Watch the video Sleep is your superpower to learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code, and get tips for better sleep

  • Be kind

    Write on our gratitude wall or complete a random act of kindness! Big or small, it can create a positive effect. Kindness promotes empathy and compassion; which in turn, leads to a sense of interconnecedness with others.

    Here are some examples you can try:

    • Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal.
    • Cook a meal for a friend.
    • Phone a friend/ family member you have not spoken to in a while.
    • Give a genuine compliment to a friend.
    • Leave a positive comment on someone’s Facebook page
    • Tell someone they are doing a great job.
    • Give thanks to someone who has helped you recently or in the past.
    • Bake treats for someone you care about. 
    • Write a gratitude email/ letter to someone.
    • Video call a friend and teach a friend how to cook your favourite meal.
    • Smile at someone, just because.
    • Send a motivational text to a friend who may be struggling.
    • Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call them.
    • Arrange a cup of tea/ coffee and virtual catch up with someone you know.
    • Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while.
    • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them.
    • Make a cup of tea for someone you live with.
    • Help with a household chore at home.
    • Tell someone you know that you are proud of them.
    • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up.
    • Send an inspirational quote to a friend.
    • Send an interesting article to a friend.
    • Spend time playing with your pet.
    • Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation.
    • Donate to a charity.
    • Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know.
    • Donate to foodbanks.
    • Offer to skill share with a friend via video call - you could teach guitar, dance etc.
    • Offer to send someone a takeaway or a meal.
    Upload a photo of you completing a random act of kindness to our Facebook group
  • Keep learning

    Keeping your body and mind healthy and active is essential for you to strive at university. We have put together some easy to read resources to help you look after your wellbeing. 

    Also keep your eye out on upcoming workshops and activities to keep your mind active.
  • Take notice

    We all have the capacity to be mindful. Mindfulness a state of being in the present and accepting things for what they are.

    We encourage you to practice mindfulness each day so here are 6 mindfulness exercise you can try at home or download the free mindfulness Smiling Mind app.

    Act.Belong.Commit have also created some mindful colouring sheets that you can download and print out for yourself. 

For more information about our events or to let us know about a health promotion activity, you’d like us to support, contact us at health.promotion@murdoch.edu.au.

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