Stress less to keep healthy 


CDU’s Support and Equity Services is encouraging staff to stress less as part of Mental Health Week.

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Week is Be active, Get connected, Stay involved, and aims to activate, educate and engage about mental health.

CDU Support and Equity Services Disability Liaison Officer Kerrie Coulter said Stress Less Day would be held at CDU Casuarina campus on October 13 to promote good mental health among staff and students.

“It is important for staff and students to become aware of the symptoms of stress and ways to stay healthy to reduce stress levels,” Ms Coulter said.

“During Mental Health Week we also hope to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues.”

This week staff and students can attend a series of events on Stress Less Day including talks, educational films and free exercise classes.

“It is vital that students and staff understand the signs associated with stress and how to manage stress levels,” she said.

On Wednesday, CEO of LifeLine Top End Jane Johnson will give a talk on stress management and in the build up to exams students can attend a talk by CDU Academic Language and Learning Facilitator, Ruth Warwick on “Preparing for Exams”.

CDU staff and students can also pick up free Fitness Unlimited gym and fitness class passes to be used during Mental Health Week from 10 to16 October. Passes are available from the Office of Support and Equity, Blue 1.1.26.

For more information, contact CDU Support and Equity Services Disability Liaison Officer Kerrie Coulter on 8946 6288.