Kitchen Garden program
Are you interested in meeting others, getting out, and growing some delicious, fresh produce while you're at it? Check out the Kitchen Garden program. The program is an Thrive initiative, in collaboration with the Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Foundation. The Kitchen Garden program includes a network of on-campus gardens, growing seasonal, fresh produce. It also involves regular cooking classes and meeting up with others to get involved and help out. The program aims to facilitate meaningful connections among students and equip them with new skills - and of course, you will reap the benefits of the gardens' produce. Why not come along to one of our Wednesday Gardening Bees?
ANU Community Connect
ANU Community Connect, an initiative led by Thrive, is a safe and welcoming space for all ANU students. Our friendly team of staff, student peer educators and volunteers will be on-site at set times during semester to operate our food pantry, provide guidance on how to foster connections at university and get involved in campus life.
Our aim is to work together with ANU students and the wider community through evidence-based programs and events to address food and financial insecurity, social isolation and facilitate connections and community building at ANU. Students enrolled at ANU can access our Food Pantry during opening hours; each student is allocated 10 points to use in the pantry every week on their student card.
All students are welcome to sign up for our events and activities run by Thrive and the wider Engagement and Success team in the space from Semester 2, 2022. Follow Thrive on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about current opportunities and future events.
Events and social media
We have a variety of events running throughout the year, where you can meet like-minded students and even learn something new! Events may have capped attendance, so please book ahead through our event page. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date.
Instant wellbeing support: TalkCampus
TalkCampus is a wellbeing support app available free of charge to ANU students, where you can get instant peer-support for your mental health any time of day and night. Student life can be incredibly tough. TalkCampus is here for the moments when you just need a friend. Talk anonymously to students from universities and colleges around the world going through the exact same struggles you are any time of day or night. This is a safe place where you can talk anonymously about anything and get support for your mental health and whatever is on your mind.
ANU Thrive is partially funded by SSAF