Welcome to the Wellbeing Resources page for students at St Mark's Residential College. At St Mark's, we believe that wellbeing science is key to fostering a positive and healthy environment for our students. We understand that for our students to thrive they need to have access to resources and support that promote their overall wellbeing. 

On this page, we've compiled a list of online resources and support services to help you develop coping strategies and improve your overall wellbeing. 

Apps and Podcasts

University Wellbeing Resources

Talk To Someone

There are plenty of people in College you can talk to, including:

  • Residential Advisors; 
  • Assistant Deans; 
  • Student Leadership Team; 
  • and Staff members such as Sally, Kat, Rachel, Don, Steve, and Don. 

Our Indigenous Student Advisers, Annie Coffey and Drew Willie, are available to provide pastoral care and support to all current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. They can also help direct you to the relevant university support services including: 

 If you’d like a chat with someone outside College, good options include: 

 Great online supports include: 

  • eheadspace - free online support and counselling for young people up to 25 years old 
  • BeyondBlue - free and immediate 24/7 support 

Common Difficulties Experienced by Students

  • Procrastination: Procrastination is a common issue among students and can be caused by a lack of motivation, fear of failure, or feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand. To manage procrastination, it can be helpful to set clear and specific goals, break down tasks into smaller steps, and create a plan of action. For more information: https://hbr.org/2017/10/5-research-based-strategies-for-overcoming-procrastination 
  • Perfectionism: Perfectionism can cause students to set unrealistic expectations for themselves and can lead to stress and burnout. To manage perfectionism, it can be helpful to focus on progress rather than perfection, practice self-compassion, and set realistic and achievable goals. For more information: https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/how-to-overcome-perfectionism/ 
  • Lack of Motivation: A lack of motivation can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, lack of interest in the task, or feeling overwhelmed. To manage a lack of motivation, it can be helpful to identify the root cause (talking to someone can help with this), set specific and achievable goals, and find ways to make the task more engaging or meaningful. For more information: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/basics/motivation 

It's important to remember that taking care of our mental health is crucial at all times. If you need support or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Sally, Director of Wellbeing, or use any of the resources listed above.