Student Wellbeing Course

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.

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This course may be for you if:

  • You would like to learn strategies for coping with the demands and stress of study
  • You would benefit from practical tips such as improving productivity and overcoming procrastination
  • You want to find ways to better balance studying with other important areas of your life
  • You seem to be stuck in the way you feel and would love to learn how to get out of this cycle
  • You are ready and willing to learn new skills to change the way you feel

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.

Module 1

Understanding Yourself – Learning how stress works and the importance of balancing your demands and resources.

Module 2

Healthy Thinking – Tackling unhelpful thinking styles that can increase stress and lower wellbeing.

Module 3

Healthy Routines – Establishing a healthy, sustainable routine, to balance your many demands whilst still making time to relax and have fun.

Module 4

Healthy Coping – Making helpful changes and tackling problems head-on using Structured Problem Solving and SMART goal-setting.


Module 5

Healthy Body – Taking care of your mind by taking care of your body – improving sleep, eating, and exercise.

Module 6

Study Smart – Learning how procrastination works, and how to overcome procrastination using practical cognitive and behavioural strategies.

Module 7

Zen Out, Chill Out – Trying some effective mindfulness and relaxation based exercises that can help you destress.

Module 8

Creating Connections – Strengthening your existing relationships and creating new connections.

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What's Included

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

Extra Resources

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

Action Plans

Step-by-step activities to help you put new skills into practice

Progress Tracking

Questionnaires to help you monitor your well-being

How to Get Started

You can enrol in this course as ‘self-help’ and complete it independently.

Enrol As Self-Help

Free for 90 days of access
  • 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

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.

This is a self-guided course. To help you keep on track, you will receive emails and SMS reminders to complete your next available module.

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.

The Science Behind Our Courses

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.

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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.

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