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Our students are struggling.

  • 35% of university students aged 17 to 25 thought about suicide or self-harm in the last 12 months (Headspace, 2016).

  • 1 in 4 young people aged 15 to 19 met the criteria for a probable serious mental illness (PSMI) (Mission Australia, 2017; Orygen, 2017).

  • The rate of PSMI has been increasing over the last 5 years (Mission Australia, 2017).

  • Young people are reluctant to seek help due to stigma and fear of being judged (Coentre, Talina, Góis, & Figueira, 2017; Mission Australia, 2017; Orygen, 2017).


What we offer:

LOSE YOUR MIND offers interactive mental health literacy workshops for high school students aimed at improving their empathy, understanding and support-giving and support-seeking skills.  VR is not used for this group but experiential learning is a vital element of the workshop.  Follow up activities are also provided for teachers. 


To further support students in their learning, we offer FRONTLINE mental health literacy workshops for teachers.


     Coentre, R., Talina, M., Góis, C., & Figueira, M. (2017). Depressive symptoms and suicidal behavior after first-     episode psychosis: A comprehensive systematic review. Psychiatry Research, 253, 240–248. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.010

     Headspace, 2016. National Tertiary Student Wellbeing Survey 2016. Retrieved from:

     Mission Australia. (2017).  Mission Australian Five Year Mental Health Youth Report.  Retrieved from:

     Nordentoft, M., Madsen, T., & Fedyszyn, I. (2015). Suicidal Behavior and Mortality in First-Episode Psychosis. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(5), 387–392. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000296

     Orygen. (2017).  Under the Radar.  The mental health of Australian university students.  Retrieved from:

Having Anxiety and Depression is like

lose your mind. Find your heart.

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