Student Wellbeing Course
Learn practical strategies for coping with study stress and looking after yourself while at uni with our practical and free online course.
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Student Life & Wellbeing
It is normal to go through periods of stress while studying at university or another tertiary institution, especially when starting something new, juggling studies and work, during exams, or when feeling homesick. Sometimes, however, chronic feelings of stress can begin to affect your capacity to learn and study, your sleep, your mood, and your general well-being.
Fortunately, there are a number of effective psychological strategies you can use to manage stress and take care of your mental health while you study. This online course will teach you practical strategies for healthy thinking, smart studying, maintaining helpful routines and connections, and tools for coping when things feel tough.
About the Student Wellbeing Course
This 8-module course is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) and is designed to teach you proven strategies for managing stress, improving your study skills, looking after yourself, and tackling your problems as you navigate your studies, so you know what to do when things feel touch and can the most of your time at uni.
This course may be for you if:
What You Will Learn
This 8-module course is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) and is designed to teach you proven strategies for managing stress, improving your study skills, looking after yourself, and tackling your problems as you navigate your studies, so that you know what to do when things feel tough and so that you can get the most out of your time at uni.
Understanding Yourself – Learning how stress works and the importance of balancing your demands and resources.
Healthy Thinking – Tackling unhelpful thinking styles that can increase stress and lower wellbeing.
Healthy Routines – Establishing a healthy, sustainable routine, to balance your many demands whilst still making time to relax and have fun.
Healthy Coping – Making helpful changes and tackling problems head-on using Structured Problem Solving and SMART goal-setting.
Healthy Body – Taking care of your mind by taking care of your body – improving sleep, eating, and exercise.
Study Smart – Learning how procrastination works, and how to overcome procrastination using practical cognitive and behavioural strategies.
Zen Out, Chill Out – Trying some effective mindfulness and relaxation based exercises that can help you destress.
Creating Connections – Strengthening your existing relationships and creating new connections.
Access convenient, discreet, and effective online self-help...
Each of our courses has been designed to help you get the most out of self-guided learning and provides you with a range of materials to support you on your recovery journey.
Story-based lessons that teach core coping skills
Tools to help you overcome common challenges
Exercises designed to help you tackle your symptoms
Alerts & Reminders
Reminder e-mails and texts to help you stay on track
Step-by-step activities to help you put new skills into practice
Questionnaires to help you monitor your well-being
How to Get Started
Option 1: Enrol in this course as ‘self-help’ and complete it independently, or
Option 2: Speak with your regular clinician (e.g., your GP, psychologist, or other health professional) and see if they can prescribe you this course and monitor you throughout your online treatment. You can download and take the Clinician Letter to your appointment.
Choose to start right away or speak with your clinician about this course
Enrol As Self-Help
Get instant access and start right away
Complete a lesson every 1-2 weeks
Extra 12 months of access once completed
Available to people who ordinarily reside in Australia
Get a Prescription
Get instant access and start right away
Your clinician can monitor how you are
Extra 12 months of access once completed
Available worldwide with a prescription
Please note: our courses have not been evaluated in populations who have been diagnosed as having schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol; or take sedative medication (e.g., Valium, lorazepam) daily. More tailored, intensive, face-to-face support from a clinician may be more suitable for these populations and for people who are thinking about suicide. We recommend that such individuals seek clinician support and medical advice before enrolling into a self-guided online treatment course for their mental health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years, we’ve helped many individuals improve their mental health through our clinical trials and online courses. If you have any questions about this course, check out the FAQs below or get in touch with us.
This course is intended to help university students who would like to boost their mental wellbeing and/or reduce their stress levels.
This course is self-paced and designed to be completed within 3 months. We recommend completing one module every week. However, you can complete the course as quickly or as slowly as you like within the 3 months.
Once you complete all 8 modules, you will be granted an extra 12 months access to the course so that you can practise and review the skills covered in the course.
This course is free.
The amount of support you receive will depend on the way you choose to do this course.
If your clinician – doctor, psychologist or other mental health professional – prescribes it, they will have access to the course and your well-being scores, so you can check-in with them about your progress and how you feel.
If you do the course as ‘self-help’, there is no clinical support available because the course is completely automated, although you can contact us for any technical difficulties. However, provided you complete all four lessons, the results will be as good as with supervision.
To make the most of the course we recommend completing a module every 1-2 weeks and practising the skills that you learn regularly. Make sure that you download and save all of the downloadable course materials so you can come back and review the strategies later on.
When you enrol in this course as ‘self-help’ you will be guided through the lessons by our system and will be completing it independently.
Our team is here to provide technical assistance, but we are not able to answer clinical questions or give you personalised advice about your health.
When you enrol in this course under the ‘supervision’ of your regular clinician (e.g., your GP, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other health professional) they will be able to view your progress and well-being scores, and will be able to check in on you should you require further assistance.
You may also be able to check in with them about your particular symptoms or seek further guidance on implementing the strategies you learn.
Some clinicians may choose to prescribe this course as part of your face-to-face or telehealth sessions.
Some clinicians may choose to recommend that you enrol in this course as ‘self-help’ and support you throughout without formally prescribing it to you.
You can get a prescription if your regular clinician is registered with THIS WAY UP and prescribes this course to you by e-mailing you a personalised registration link called a “Quickscript” using our secure online system.
Here’s how to discuss this option with your health professional:
Make an appointment with your clinician (e.g., your GP, Medical Specialist, Psychologist or other Allied Health Professional).
Download, print, and take the Clinician Letter to your appointment. This letter outlines some information about how your clinician can register with THIS WAY UP and prescribe our courses using our online system.
Ask your clinician if they are familiar with THIS WAY UP and tell them about the course you’d like to do.
If your clinician is new to THIS WAY UP, they may need some time to register and get to know our system, so you may not be able to get a course prescription right away.
If your clinician is able to prescribe and monitor you throughout the course, they will send you a ‘prescription’ e-mail called a “Quickscript” via our system with details on how to enrol.
Please note, it is up to individual clinicians to decide whether it is appropriate for them to prescribe and monitor you through one of our courses. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your clinician will be able to assist you.
However, this course is available as ‘self-help’ within Australia so if this option is suitable for you, you will be able to enrol and receive up to 12 months of access.
The Science Behind Our Courses
This course is based on established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy clinical practice guidelines by the Australian Psychological Society.
Our courses have been built using best practice, evidence-based strategies for mental health and wellbeing. Please visit our Research Page to learn more about the research behind our courses.
Why choose this way up…
Online Courses That Work
THIS WAY UP has been developing and releasing scientifically-supported online mental health courses for over a decade. We ensure that our courses help individuals achieve real positive results by conducting clinical research and adhering to the best practice guidelines in treatment of mental health conditions.
Choose to learn from a trusted Australian team that cares about your mental health
This course has been designed using best practice, evidence-based strategies for managing wellbeing.
As a registered THIS WAY UP clinician you can prescribe the Student Wellbeing Course to your clients and stay informed of their progress.