UniSA has adopted population approaches to enhancing and promoting the health and wellbeing of our student community to complement individual health and wellbeing services such as health and counselling. This approach is supported by evidence informed approaches and best practice for advancing the health and wellbeing of university communities.
To learn more about best practice models for building healthy university communities, check out the research publications in the list below:
Dooris, M. & Doherty, S. (2010) Healthy Universities: current activity and future directions – findings and reflections from a national-level qualitative research study. Global Health Promotion 17(3): 6-16.
Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. (2011). Guidelines for tertiary education institutions to facilitate improved educational outcomes for students with a mental illness. University of Melbourne: Australia.
Stallman, H. M., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2018). Development of a web-based program to promote wellbeing in university students. Australian Psychologist, 53(1), 60–67. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ap.12246
Stallman, H. M., & King, S. (2016). The Learning Thermometer: Closing the loop between teaching, learning, wellbeing and support in universities. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 13(5), e22. Available http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol13/iss5/22/
Stallman, H. (2011) Psychological distress in university students: A comparison with general population data.
Australian Psychologist, 45(4), 249-257.