‘Be Kind to your Mind’ – a student health promotion project

Written by Sheryl Varghese and Hajira Khan.

Be Kind to your Mind is a health promotion project composed by a group of Health Science students at La Trobe University undertaking the subject PHE2CHP.

It aims to reinforce an inclusive culture at La Trobe University by increasing awareness of international students’ mental health. The key drivers of poor mental health are problems of isolation from families and culture, language barriers, financial stress, and academic pressures. We want to redirect them to resources available to assist with these challenges.

First, complete this pre-survey to allow us to gather general health and wellbeing information about the La Trobe community.

After viewing the following promotional poster and feature article on an international student, the post-survey will allow us to gauge how effective our project is.

Both surveys are completely anonymous and take one minute to complete. They will close on 1/10/2021 11.59PM AEST.

Thank you for taking your time to read and complete our survey.

Further information and support services can be found on La Trobe’s Health and Wellbeing Services page.