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5 ways you can tune in on your mental health this month

Check in with yourself and others this Mental Health Month

In recognition of Mental Health Month, we've compiled a list of different ways you can be proactive about your mental health – from events and podcasts to checklists and resources, get involved and tune in on your mental wellbeing.

The last few years have been particularly challenging and have undoubtedly emphasised the need to take care of our mental wellbeing. Regardless of what stage of study you're at, student life is hard work, and on top of that, life is never short of curveballs to tackle.

Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October. Whether you have a lived experience of mental illness or not, this month is an opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives.

The theme for this year is Tune In, which means being present and aware of what’s happening with yourself and the world around you. So, this month and beyond, make sure to tune in with yourself ­­– listen to your mind and body, check in with those around you, and remind others and yourself that it’s okay to not be okay.

Here, we've compiled a list of different ways you can tune in on your mental health – from events and podcasts, to checklists and resources, there's sure to be one that clicks with your senses.


Podcast/Playlist What's it about?
Sydney Ideas

A curated playlist of mental-health discussions from our flagship public talks program Sydney Ideas.

Tune in now.

The Informed

Hosted by Sam Hockey, mental health ambassador, researcher at the Brain and Mind Centre lived experience team at the University of Sydney. This podcast series provides evidence-based, lived experience informed, and practically resourced on all things mental health.

Tune in now.


If you haven’t discovered PeerPod yet, we recommend it! The Peer Learning Advisors discuss uni life and it’s a great way to stay connected with your University community. There are new episodes bi-monthly.

Tune in now.

Minding your Mind

Prof Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney and author & broadcaster James O’Loghlin explore all aspects of mental health; the different types of mental health issues we can experience, their causes, how they affect us, and what we can do to get help and find solutions.

Tune in now.



Event Time Registration

Minding your Mind with James O'Loghlin and Ian Hickie

To mark Mental Health Month in October, James O'Loghlin and Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre, discuss their new book: Minding your mind at the State Library of New South Wales

Tuesday 25 October 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 


Register via the State Library



batyr at the University of Sydney

batyr is a youth mental health organisation that aims to engage, educate, and empower young people to have honest and open conversations surrounding mental health. 

As a student representative for the University of Sydney, you'll plan and implement events and initiatives on campus to raise awareness about mental health and promote help seeking.

Apply to join the batyr exec at the University for 2023.



TalkCampus is a 24/7 peer-support social network designed to improve mental wellbeing by offering a safe space for students around the world to share their struggles and support one another anonymously. 

Download the app and visit the TalkCampus webpage for more information. 


Innowell is a digital platform that offers 24/7 access to tools that assist in self-management of mental wellbeing and health, and provide information about how to seek help as needed. 

Visit the Innowell webpage for more information and how to access the platform. 

Support at the University

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The CAPS team at the University offers free and confidential counselling for students. They will support you through any concerns that may be impacting your studies or mental health and wellbeing.

Visit the Counselling webpage for more information.

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Last updated: 11 October 2022

12 October 2021

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