CDU’s Support and Equity Services will participate in the Beyondblue Anxiety and Depression Awareness (ADA) campaign throughout October.
As long-time supporters of Beyondblue, a national, not-for-profit organisation which works to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance abuse, Support and Equity Services will distribute ADA awareness packs throughout the Casuarina campus.
Support and Equity Service’s Student Facilitator (Disabilities) Kerrie Coulter said that Beyondblue’s latest research suggests that more than one million people in Australia experience depression, anxiety or related alcohol and drug problems each year, but with the right treatment most people will recover.
Through participating in the campaign Ms Coulter said staff hoped to raise awareness of anxiety and depression and, in turn, help to reduce the associated stigma.
Support and Equity Services provide a free, confidential counselling service for CDU students and special provisions can also be made should a student’s health and wellbeing be impacting upon their studies. For more information about the counselling service contact Support and Equity Services P: 8946 6288 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Beyondblue ADA campaign visit W: www.beyondblue.org.au or W: www.youthbeyondblue.com.