We all know how important it is to be physically healthy, but did you know it is just as important to be mentally healthy?

In combination with physical health, looking after your mental health and general wellbeing can improve confidence, increase focus and ability to retain new information, all very helpful skills to have when you are navigating life in a new home city.

Moving and studying in a completely new city can be daunting. If you are feeling this, don’t worry. There is lots of support available as you adjust to your new studies and life. We have put together a list of some key places you can look to for support during your time in Perth.

Where to find help

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Their website is full of amazing resources and you will be able to talk to a professional via phone, email or even instant messaging.

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Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support. Again, their website is full of resources and you can connect with someone to chat on the phone or on instant messaging, any day, any time of the week.

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Multicultural Futures is a dynamic, charitable organisation that works in partnership with government and other service providers to support migrants and refugees as they build a new life in Australia.

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Headspace provides tailored and holistic mental health support to 12-25 year olds. With a focus on early intervention, the team works with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

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