Help & Crisis Support
Remember, if it is an emergency or life is in danger, please call 000.

Lifeline

Crisis support with a key focus on suicide prevention in Australia (available 24/7)

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

beyondblue

Information on depression, anxiety and how to help yourself or a friend. Telephone, online and email support available (available 24/7)

1300 22 4636

youthbeyondblue.com

Suicide Call Back Service

Free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, or suicidal thoughts (available 24/7)

1300 659 467

suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Lifeline NZ

Offers crisis support helpline services as well as face-to-face counselling (available 24/7)

0800 543 354

lifeline.org.nz

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PROMOTE THE CAMPAIGN

Welcome to the AMSA Mental Health Campaign!

AMSA Mental Health is a campaign run by a team of medical students that aims to:

  • Decrease stigma and increase awareness and mental health literacy regarding mental health issues amongst medical students
  • Promote preventative measures to improve coping strategies and resilience
  • Enable and empower students to look out for their peers and colleagues and take action
  • Facilitate improved access to and uptake of mental health services

On this website you will find information about each project within the campaign, as well as a comprehensive and streamlined list of mental health services and resources that are relevant to YOU. So get clicking, share with your friends, and remember – your health IS important!

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Latest News, Articles & Student Stories

Self-reflection on years of self-destruction

Feb 03 2015 in Student Stories
Over the last few years, I lost my identity, friends, family, perspective and life. However, I know that these years have changed me as a person, and will have shaped whom I will become in the future. I am not ashamed of what I have been through, and I’m proud of my journey so far, and the strength I found in asking for help. Despite this, I’m a...
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Bear Hunt

Oct 06 2014 in Articles
We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re gonna catch a big one…I’m not scared! Looking back on 5 years of med school, I can honestly say it’s been the most incredible adventure. A bear hunt filled with life-changing experiences shared with the most wonderful people; but at times wrought with obstacles that a savvy medical student...
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Mental Health: it affects us all

Oct 06 2014 in Student Stories
I had an interesting experience whilst holidaying overseas in July. I spent three days sitting on a beach with three girls currently studying at Oxford University in the UK. Esteemed as one of the most prestigious universities in the world, I was in the company of incredibly talented and inspirational young Australian leaders who are all funded by l...
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Campaign Partners

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