Peer Pod Episode 17 brings to you Susanna Scarparo Pro Vice Chancellor Student Life, updating us on all that the university is designing and redesigning to cater to the mental wellbeing of our student family here at the University of Sydney, Susanna is passionate about catering to student needs from the very moment they step into university life, and so Susanna along with her team are working to create a single entry point that would provide students with a program to cater to their mental wellbeing without hesitation. What more could we ask for at this time when the pandemic has increased mental health issues within the student community? Support from the University to smash the stigma and work together as a family looking after each other is the agenda we are headed towards. Our second speaker for this episode is Lachlan, who is one of us- a Usyd student! He is part of the Batyr program, a mental health program designed to help students smash the stigma and spread awareness about mental health. Lachlan is inspiring in his devotion to help other students work together and break the barriers around mental health and address their needs, especially now.
We are hopeful that this episode will help us all begin the much needed conversation to smash the stigma surrounding mental health!
A number of resources are mentioned in this episode;
The University of Sydney Health, Wellbeing and Support Services: https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/browse.html?category=support-and-services&topic=health-wellbeing-and-support-services
Mental Health Month at The University of Sydney: https://library.sydney.edu.au/help/mentalhealthmonth.html
Instagram: @usy_student_wellbeing, @batyrusyd
Batyr Australia: https://www.batyr.com.au/