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

Feeling down or blue It is normal for us to feel sad or moody at different times. Feeling down, irritable, or unmotivated is something we all...

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

What is loneliness? Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or distress that arises when your social needs aren't being met. Loneliness is a common...

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

The end of a relationship can be difficult. The decision to break up with a partner is a hard one to make, and can be even harder if you are the one...

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

How Anxiety Works While anxiety can be unpleasant, it is a normal human experience designed to keep us safe.  It often activates when something we...

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...