The AMSS has compiled a handy list of resources to help maintain your health and wellbeing
AMSA Mental Health
The AMSA mental health team produces guides to cover all aspects of health and wellbeing, including mental health, finances, study and more. Their biggest publication, Keeping Your Grass Greener (KYGG) has everything you need, including specialised articles for different student groups, such as those who are rural or who will be graduating soon.
Having your own GP that you feel you can trust and turn to for advice is important throughout your time in medical school. If you don’t already have one, check out Doctors Health SA who are especially for doctors and medical students, and the University Health Practice conveniently located on the North Terrace campus.
This is a free, online screening assessment for anxiety and mood disorders that directs you to different treatment options that they offer. This includes online and in-person CBT, with psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals, who are on-call 24/7. What's even better is that it's entirely free!
Phone: 1800 614 424
This is a blog run by the university. It has regular posts, which offer practical mental health tips. It might sound a little lame, but it's seriously worth checking out!
Black Dog Institute
Information on and support for mood disorders and the promotion of wellbeing. Definitely check out their Staying Well Techniques fact sheets for easy methods to destress.
An organisation dedicated to LGBTQI mental health. They run a free over-the-phone and online counselling service every day of the year, and have great online resources.
They know the ABC of LGBTQI wellbeing!
Phone: 1800 184 52
National Eating Disorder Collaboration
This organization offers support and practical resources regarding treatment, relapse and recovery for those suffering from eating disorders or negative body image. They also have lots of resources if you’re worried about a friend.
Phone: 1800 33 4673
MoodGYM is an interactive web program designed to prevent depression. There
are modules, anxiety and depression assessments and relaxation tools that allow you to apply the principles of CBT at home.
Check if you are eligible for payments from Centrelink - if you are over 22, living away from home, from an Indigenous background or considered 'independent'.
This website also has tips on saving money long term, student loans and other financial advice.
The Adelaide Medical Students' Foundation also provides some financial support for those in need.
If you have any resources that you’d like to see added to this list, get in contact with your AMSS Health and Wellbeing Representatives, Helena and Rachel, at firstname.lastname@example.org !