Feeling well

The University has a range of resources available that cover common topics of interest to students such as homesickness, issues with study, relationships and mental health.

ANU Thrive is a student-led initiative which aims to support students by listening to their concerns and connecting them to the most appropriate service or providing information. Please visit ANU Thrive page to find out more.

Recognising depression

The word 'depression' is often used to describe normal feelings of sadness.  Feeling sad, blue or down is something we all experience at different...

Considered withdrawing from studies?

There are many possible reasons for thinking about changing your plans. These may be study-related, personal or a combination of both.From programs...

Loneliness and making friends

Loneliness does not necessarily mean being alone. You can feel lonely when you are with many others in a class, at a party or at a sporting event....

Adjusting to life in a foreign country

It can be exciting and rewarding to travel to a new country in order to study. Whether you are adjusting to life in Australia as an international...

Break-ups

  Ending a relationship can be hard. It is a hard decision to break up but it is even harder if you are the one who didn't want it to end....

Exam anxiety

Most people naturally feel anxious before an exam. Some anxiety before and during an exam actually enhances your performance. Sometimes, too much...

Managing moods

  Remember, all people go through periods of 'moodiness' from time to time. This might mean you feel irritable, frustrated, gloomy or sad. You might...

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is borrowed from the traditional meditation practice but not in the sense that we may expect. This technique is useful to help in...

Anxiety management: the 10 best anxiety techniques

Anxiety can affect your body, mind and behaviour. Here are some helpful tips* for managing anxiety. We recommend that you choose a few that are...

When tragedy strikes

All of us might want our own lives and the lives of others to be relatively settled. However, there are times when unexpected tragedies or crises...