How To Adult | Be There for a Mate

by Kenneth Liong (Venue and Events Intern)

1 in 5 Australians experience some form of mental disorder. 

Mental health exists on a spectrum. We all move up and down the spectrum based on our life circumstances and our biology.  


Challenges are a normal part of life.  If you think you might be experiencing poor mental health, or notice there are factors that might be putting you more at risk for poor mental health, it is important that you ask for help.

There are a range of psychological services offered at UNSW: 

If you are in crisis, you feel you might hurt yourself, or you feel unsafe at any time, then you need to get help right now.
Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Department. 

If you’re after more information or online options, some great resources include: 

  • Beyond Blue – information, advice, and support for people affected by anxiety, depression, and suicide 

  • Black Dog Institute – see the “Clinical Resources” and “Getting Help” sections for information and facts about mental illnesses, online self-testing, current treatments, and well-being 

  • Headspace – provides information and services for young people (12-25 years old) 

  • This Way Up Clinic – evidence-based, self-help courses you can do online 

  • Mind Spot – online screening assessments and treatment courses