Mental health and wellbeing


Study NSW has prepared the following resources to assist international students during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 International Students' Health & Wellbeing Toolkit

For international students, studying abroad is an exciting experience with the opportunity to explore a new culture, language and educational environment. But it can also have its challenges. It can be difficult moving away from family and friends, finding employment or housing, dealing with culture shock and home sickness, and navigating Australia’s health care system.

The coronavirus pandemic has added to these challenges, leading to further uncertainty for many students living, studying and working overseas. It is understandable that these challenges and experiences might impact your wellbeing, possibly leaving you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, uncertain and generally not like yourself.

Radiant is supporting the wellbeing of international students during COVID-19 through generous funding by the City of Sydney and the Community Services Grant 2020-21.

Learn more:

International Student Health Hub

The International Student Health Hub your one stop shop for information and reliable referral links on safe sex, STIs, HIV, contraception, pregnancy, the Australian healthcare system, overseas student health cover, confidentiality and more.

Visit the hub

The importance of mental wellbeing during COVID-19

It can feel overwhelming during this time as we work together to combat the spread of COVID-19 but there are organisations, services and resources out there to support your mental health and wellbeing.

There are several services and resources that are available in a range of languages or that have a tailored approach to supporting diverse communities.

COVID-19 translated resources

It is important to look after your mental health during COVID-19. To access resources in your language visit NSW Health.

How to cope with stress related to COVID-19 online resource
Translation into 21 languages about services
Phone: 1800 650 890

Kid’s Helpline
Kids Helpline webpage dedicated to support during COVID-19
Phone:1800 55 1800

Youth Beyond Blue
Supporting schools
Supporting early learning communities

Beyond Blue
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

National Coronavirus Helpline
A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages.
Phone: 1800 020 080

Mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak
A free interpreting service for people who do not speak English is available at 13 11 14.
To access this service please:
1) Call TIS on 131 450 and ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the language required.
2) TIS will call 13 11 14 on behalf of the caller.

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health
Multilingual information about mental health

Head to Health
Psychological tips for coping with infectious diseases
Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse people

Transcultural Mental Health Centre
COVID-19 Information resources

Life in Mind
COVID-19 resources

Mental Health Australia
Mental Health Australia has launched a new social awareness and connection campaign to promote positive mental health and wellbeing during this time of physical distancing and heightened anxiety in our community. The best way to follow the campaign is via social media using the hashtag #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia

Time to Talk
Time 2 Talk is a free telephone support service for people around a range of COVID-19 related challenges relating to individuals, couples, families, and households. Time 2 Talk is a telephone service staffed by a team of qualified relationship counsellors and social workers, established to assist members of the community.
Phone: 1300 022 966

Bilingual Mental Health Support Service

One Door Mental Health is helping individuals and families from Auburn's culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community to connect to mental health services.

Phone: 8737 5566



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