We know that 1 in 4 tertiary students experiences a mental health issue each year.
Despite being common, these experiences remain a hidden adversity for many.
In October RMIT Wellbeing & Inclusion, RUSU and Communications ran a mental health campaign, It’s OK to not be OK, inviting students to acknowledge their own experiences of mental illness and share messages of support.
The 200 messages the students have produced so far are powerful and may be a lifeline for students in a time of need.
A student-centric video went behind the scenes of a parallel Wellbeing initiative while an alumni-focused story was able to show how it really can and does get better for students managing mental health issues.