1 year ago

18 October, 2016

Schonell Cinema and Live Theatre

Organised by:
UQ Pride Alliance PAL

Strike a balance between stress, mental health and your education at SHOC’s Q&A forum on Tuesday 18th October.
Living away from home or on campus, juggling finances, a job and relationships make student life complex and stressful.

At Getting Psyched For Study you’ll hear first-hand experiences from students who’ve managed the challenges of mental health through study; and receive professional advice for coping and minimising the impact stress can have on your education and wellbeing.

Questions will be taken from the floor on the evening and can be submitted in advance via shoc@uqu.com.au

The panel will run 4pm - 5.30pm and be followed by a student networking session 5.30pm - 6.30pm where you and fellow guests can mingle and discuss your experiences over snacks and drinks.


- Mitchell Robson, Student Help on Campus

- Sheldon Pace, Manager Counselling, Student Services

A registered psychologist Sheldon has worked at Student Services for 8 years and specialises in University stress, non-suicidal self injury, personality disorders and supervision practices.

- Jamie Thompson, Centre Manager of Headspace Taringa

- Briana Bell, Student Community Engagement Officer with the UQU Abilities Collective Briana Bell

Brianna is a fourth year Arts/Law student at the University of Queensland, and CEO of UN Youth Australia, one of the largest youth-led not for profit organisations in Australia. Before that, she worked as their Human Resources Director on a state and then national level.
This year she has been one of the Community Engagement Officers of the UQU Abilities Collective, focused on raising awareness of disability, chronic illness, and mental illness amongst the UQ community. She also happens to have a few chronic illnesses, and is passionate advocate for increasing accessibility.

The panel will be moderated by Gabii Starr, UQU Secretary.