Uni Mental Health Day

University ‘Uni’ Mental Health Day (UMHD) is an annual campaign held around the world to bring awareness and focus to the unique challenges students and staff face to their mental health and social and emotional wellbeing when studying and working at a university. Join UQ’s celebration of the 9th annual Australia and New Zealand Uni Mental Health Day on Wednesday May 4 this year for a Coffee and a Conversation, Bob Ross Art Therapy, a Yarning Circle, Terrarium Making, Pick Up & Play, and more!

Gatton Chill: Terrarium Making Workshop       Herston Hangouts:Terrarium Making Workshop


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Online: Stress Management Workshop

4 May 2022 2:00pm3:15pm
Competing demands and modern living have produced a life style that is fast paced and stressful. Keep your head above water by developing a repertoire of skills to maintain your ability to cope with your daily challenges.
Young man holding a paintbrush and painting a snowy mountain on a canvas

Bob Ross Art Therapy: Facilitating a therapeutic process through painting

4 May 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Join UQ Counselling this University Mental Health Day for an Art Therapy Workshop inspired by Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting.
Two male students playing with oversized tennis rackets on the Great Court grass

UQ Sport Pick Up and Play (Great Court)

4 May 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
If you’re low on funds and high on fun, grab your mates for Pick Up & Play, FREE student sport at UQ.
Three people holding cups of coffee together as they "cheers" each other

Coffee and a conversation

4 May 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Check-in with a UQ Counsellor or UQ Counselling student, take part in a self-care activity or have a chat around services available to you at UQ to support your mental health.
A stack of colouring pencils on a colouring book

UQ Respect Hub: Mindful Colouring

4 May 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Drop by the UQ Respect Hub at Student Central to meet your UQ Respect Ambassadors and find out information about services and supports on campus around safety and respectful relationships.
Afternoon Unwind Yoga

Afternoon Unwind Yoga

5 May 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Finish your day right with a relaxing hatha yoga session at the Holt Room, Building 21C. All levels welcome - the session will be led by an instructor from UQ Yoga & Meditation Society.
Herston Hangouts: Heart on My Sleeve

Herston Hangouts: Heart on My Sleeve

5 May 2021 11:30am1:00pm
Hey Herston - we are here! Come down and meet us outside Cafe Dose to take Heart on My Sleeve pledge for your mental health and wellbeing.
Gatton Chill: Heart on My Sleeve

Online: Heart on My Sleeve

5 May 2021 10:00am2:00pm
It's your time to be open and honest for mental health and wellbeing! Join the movement whether you study online or on campus this semester as we take Heart on My Sleeve pledge this Uni Mental Health Day.

St Lucia Sessions: Morning Tea with Mental Health Champions

5 May 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Meet the Mental Health Champions - the supporters and promoters of mental health at UQ while enjoying morning tea at Duhig Lawns! Drop in for a chat or ask any questions you have about mental health and wellbeing to your local Champions over delicious morning tea.
Gatton Chill: Pancakes and Pow-wows

Gatton Chill: Pancakes and Pow-wows

5 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to severe storm.
St Lucia Sessions: Heart on My Sleeve

St Lucia Sessions: Heart on My Sleeve

5 May 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Bring your mates to Duhig Lawns and the and take Heart on My Sleeve pledge and show that you will have open and honest conversations about your mental health!
Uni Mental Health Day: Morning Mindfulness Yoga

Morning Mindfulness Yoga

5 May 2021 8:30am9:30am
Join us for a pop-up vinyasa yoga session at the tranquil Natural Amphitheatre and kick the day off with mindfulness!
Art for Wellbeing - The Gift of the Heart

Art for Wellbeing (Online): The Gift of the Heart

4 May 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Take time for your mental health and look into your heart at our Art for Wellbeing - the Gift of the Heart workshop. All artistic abilities are welcome!
Health and Wellbeing Walk

Health and Wellbeing Walk

4 May 2021 11:00am12:30pm
Join one of UQ’s Mental Health Champions on a Health and Wellbeing Walk to enjoy the beautiful St Lucia campus while learning about our student wellbeing services.  The walk is also a great way to meet other students and get your steps up!

Inside Out

5 May 2020 6:00pm8:00pm
Celebrate Uni Mental Health Day by watching Inside Out!

Live Q&A with UQ Sport

5 May 2020 3:00pm3:30pm
Join Elite Athlete Program Advisor Emily Burrows for a live Q&A on UQ Sport's Instagram with Marketing & Communications Officer Jamie Mitchell about all things mental health in sport on Uni Mental Health Day.

The importance of Micro Breaks (Zoom)

5 May 2020 2:00pm2:30pm
Join Dr Stacey Parker (UQ School of Psychology) to discuss the importance of micro-breaks.

Lunchtime with Naomi from Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

5 May 2020 12:00pm12:30pm
Join Naomi for lunch to chat about all things nutrition!

Tips to Manage Stress and Make Friends During COVID-19 (Zoom)

5 May 2020 11:30am12:00pm
Join some of our UQ students as they interview Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle (UQ School of Psychology), who will provide some tips to manage stress and make friends during COVID-19.