Voices rising for mental health

November 15 / 170

Keeping spirits afloat on campus
Keeping spirits afloat on campus

With a forecast of 25 degrees and 50 per cent chance of rain, it was a case of wear a splash of red and bring water, a hat, sunscreen, and umbrellas for this year’s Mental Health Day Singalong.

Co-ordinated by Wellbeing Co-ordinator Danielle Clayman from Wellbeing Services, the Singalong was organised to remind staff of the importance of mental health in the workplace.

“Music, and especially making music, has been shown to have a really positive impact on people’s sense of mental and emotional wellbeing,” Ms Clayman said.

“And as much as we might enjoy working and studying at the University of Melbourne, it has its pressures, just like any other workplace.

“The Singalong really had a feel-good impact on the 62 people who rehearsed and then joined in performing at the four sessions at North Court, Old Quad, University Square and 234 Queensberry Street.”

Wellbeing Services offers a range of programs for staff and students to support personal and professional development and wellbeing, with training sessions on topics such as how to be more assertive, to managing exam stress, occasional events and counselling from pscyhologists.

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