Mental health & wellbeing

ANU staff share how they take care of their mental health

Talking about how you manage your own mental health and wellbeing can feel daunting, and it’s something we all put on the backburner. But instead of shying away from these conversations, staff at the ANU College of Science share what methods work for them.

Their approaches may be diverse, but their message is universal: it’s ok to talk about mental health, and to take the time needed to nurture it. 

This project is part of the ANU College of Science’s active stance in addressing the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and students.

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Preview image for the video "Talking mental health with Kiaran Kirk".

ANU College of Science Dean, Professor Kiaran Kirk discusses strategies he uses to nurture his mental health and wellbeing.

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Preview image for the video "Talking mental health with Rowena Ball".

Professor Rowena Ball from the ANU Mathematical Sciences discusses strategies she uses to nurture her mental health and wellbeing.

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Preview image for the video "Talking mental health with Lauren Du Fall".

Dr Lauren DuFall from the ARC Training Centre for Future Crops Development discusses strategies she uses to nurture her mental health and wellbeing.

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Preview image for the video "Talking mental health with Saul Cunningham".

Director of the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society, Professor Saul Cunningham, discusses strategies he uses to nurture his mental health and wellbeing.

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Preview image for the video "Talking mental health with Faee Tarmadi".

Faee Tarmadi, ANU College of Science Finance Manager, discusses strategies he uses to nurture his mental health and wellbeing.

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If you need help, there are services to reach out to, including:

If you would like more information, or to participate in future mental health and wellbeing activities, please contact Nat Thomas (Natalee.Thomas@anu.edu.au).