Wellbeing events and activities
- Counselling Service
- Counselling opening hours and appointment
- Counselling staff and contacts
- Out-of-hours crisis support line
- Counselling for distance education (external) students
- Online counselling resources
- Counselling links
This service is provided by the SCU Counselling Service.
Going to university often requires students juggle many commitments and interests - like work, family, friends, sport and hobbies - while also trying to be successful at study. We want to support you to find your balance - as we know it is vital to have many sources of accomplishment, enjoyment and meaning in your life. Regularly taking care of your physical, social, mental, spiritual and emotional needs is not just a 'nice' thing to do, it's actually essential for your success at uni and your life after graduating! The Counselling Service's wellbeing classes and activities encourage individuals to take action to build up their health and wellbeing resources by:
- being active,
- having a sense of belonging and
- having a purpose in life.
All of these things contribute to happiness and good mental health.
As well as the resources and events listed below, all students can access the Resilience and Wellbeing Modules in MySCU.
Wellbeing activities by location
If you live near one of SCU's campuses you're welcome to come along to the sessions. You should also visit the online counselling resources and counselling links. We also have the following tip sheets to help you.
- Managing Exam Stress
- Study-life Balance
- Adjusting to Uni
- Maintain a Calm Body and Mind
- Making Friends and Meeting People
Smiling Mind also has a cool and free mindfulness meditation app
FREE Mindfulness Classes
These short classes offer you an opportunity to learn about and practice mindfulness meditation in a relaxed group setting.
The benefits of developing a regular mindfulness practice include: reducing stress, increasing happiness and wellbeing, improving focus, concentration, memory and performance.
|Mondays||9:15am - 9:45am||F Block Counselling & Support Services|
|Thursdays||9:15am - 9:45am||F Block Counselling & Support Services|
Download the Coffs Harbour Mindfulness Classes Flyer
Yoga is great for enhancing your physical and mental wellbeing - just what you need at uni.
$5 students / $10 staff and employed
|Mondays||4:30pm - 5:30pm||O.LG.18|
|Thursdays||5:00pm - 6:00pm||O.LG.18|
Download the Coffs Harbour Uni Yoga Flyer
Yoga and Meditation: 12:15-1:15pm
Tuesdays (starting from Week 3)
Thursdays (starting from Week 1)
Building A, Room 1.29
Hosted by the SCU Freestyle Chillout Club.
Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation
Wednesdays: 12:00 noon to 1:00pm at the SCU Health Clinic, P Block
Learn to relax the body, quieten the mind and manage stress levels. This is a free one hour program for ALL SCU students, staff and others.
This is an opportunity during a busy week to take some time out just for you to relax. This informal group is to help you develop personal skills to deal with stress by learning to relax both physically and mentally. Over the session, a range of techniques will be introduced and practiced including: body relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, creative visualisation and breath awareness. Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation have been associated with reduced stress, boosting immunity and therefore reducing illness, reduced anxiety and depression, for enhancing feelings of wellbeing, calmness and better relating with others.
No experience or enrolment necessary. You are welcome to attend any session. We provide some cushions and mats. Bring light jumper or shawl (optional), turn up at 12 noon, turn off your phone and allow yourself to be mindfully guided through to relaxation.
Download the Mindfulness, Relaxation and Meditation flyer
A Group Program operates at THSS during Session, including Health and Wellbeing for Academic Success on Tuesdays and Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation on Thursdays.