Wellbeing Peer Support Program – for international students

Share and hear ideas about looking after your wellbeing at fun excursions and events that help you connect with other international students.

Are you looking after your mental health and wellbeing? Need someone to hear you out? 

We all know what taking care of our physical health looks like – eating right, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep. But do you know how to look after your mental health and wellbeing?  We know that life as an international student can sometimes be challenging and busy.  But to make the most out of your uni experience it’s super important to take a step back and make the time to look after you.

Sometimes it helps to speak to someone going through the same things as you. Our friendly International Student Peer Support team are current international students who can lend a supportive ear. They will provide a safe space for you to share and hear tips and ideas about how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, overcome challenges, and build your resilience.

Connect with your peers over shared experiences with:

  • Mental health recovery
  • Relationships and social skills
  • Overcoming homesickness
  • Family expectations or pressure
  • Cultural differences
  • Confidence and empowerment 
  • Stress management
  • How and where to get professional support for your mental health and wellbeing
  • Life skills
  • And anything else you would like to talk about!

Best of all, these topics will be discussed at friendly and fun events that also let you explore Melbourne and connect with other international students. See upcoming sessions below.

Please note, this program is open to current RMIT international students only.
 

Dates, times, locations and registration

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Queen Victoria Night Market: Food for Thought

Date & time: 29 June 2022, 4-7pm AEST

Location: Queen Victoria Market

Join us to share and hear ideas about being away from home and adapting to a new culture, followed by a fanatical food crawl at the famous Queen Victoria Winter Night Market.

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National Gallery Victoria (NGV) Tour: Cultural Fusion

Date & time: 1 July 2022, 10am-1pm AEST

Location: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

Explore the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia and join us for a coffee catchup where you will also have the opportunity to connect with multicultural peers and learn more about other cultures.

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Chill Game Sesh (Online)

Date & time: 5 July 2022, 4-6pm AEST

Location: Online

Join us for a game of Psych! and ScribbLio as we share and hear tips and stories about adjusting to life in Australia.

This initiative has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through Study Melbourne.

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