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Meet the Wellbeing Team

Meet the Wellbeing Team

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Don't worry if you are having trouble settling in. It can take time to adjust your sleep patterns and eating habits and it is normal to feel homesick, tired or sad during your first few weeks in a new environment. 
 
Sometimes these problems can lead to more serious mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. If you feel you need help and want to talk, our Wellbeing Team is here for you. Divie is a counsellor and Cindy is a registered psychologist. To make an appointment, visit Level 3 or email wellbeing@rmit.edu.au
 
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Common signs of mental illness

If you or a friend experience any of the following symptoms for an extended period of time you should seek help from the Wellbeing Team.
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or typical activities such as attending class
  • Frequent bad moods
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty managing your emotions
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Social withdrawal
  • Problems concentrating, remembering or thinking logically
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Long periods of feeling sad
  • Excessive worrying
  • Symptoms of anxiety such as heart palpitations, headaches, hot flashes or chills, shaking or shortness of breath
  • Detachment from reality
Most mental health problems do not go away by themselves and require professional help.
 
Not sure if you have a problem? Speak to the Wellbeing Team on Level 3 or email wellbeing@rmit.edu.au.
 
You can also call Lifeline on 131 114 during out of school hours for crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. 
 
Find out what services you are entitled to under your Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).