Engaging Students for Community Wellbeing

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Western Sydney University has an ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of our students.

To increase mental health literacy and provide students with an opportunity to learn about university services and programs that support wellbeing we have developed the Engaging Students for Community Wellbeing module. This module was co-designed and co-created by Western Sydney University students and has been endorsed by key industry stakeholders including Lifeline, RU OK? and WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW. To find out more about the module, please watch the Creating Community Wellbeing video (opens in a new window) produced by students at Western.

The Engaging Students for Community Wellbeing module covers all student services and resources available to students to promote and support wellbeing and educates students about mental health and self-care, as well as community care. Learning activities in the module aim to:

  1. Increase mental health and wellbeing literacy and promote student wellbeing across their university experience and future employment;
  2. Foster development of community leadership skills, by supporting the student's ability to advocate for wellbeing and support their community (university, home, and future work); and
  3. Support graduate employability through professional learning opportunities that equip students to better manage their one own wellbeing and better support other

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You can access the module via Engaging Students for Community Wellbeing and self-enrolling in the module on vUWS. The module is free and will be available throughout your studies and can be accessed as many times as you like. You can complete the module at your own pace.

The module is equivalent to 10 hours of learning. When you successfully complete the learning module (i.e. by achieving 80% or more in four short quizzes), you will receive a digital badge that recognizes your learning, endorsed by leading industry partners, Lifeline, RUOK? and WayAhead. The digital badge can be showcased on professional platforms such as LinkedIn.

If you’d like more information about the module, contact Dr Arianne Reis at a.reis@westernsydney.edu.au.