Mental health and wellbeing placements, and new student accommodation in rural Victoria

Through an expansion of allied health student placements under the Mental Health and Wellbeing for Remote and Aboriginal Victorians project, students can partake in training opportunities to provide beneficial wellbeing and mental health services to rural, isolated, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Staff pictured in discussion at Gateway Health. Students will soon commence the first block of psychology placements at Gateway Health in Wangaratta (image supplied by Gateway Health).

Under this program, a new psychology clinic has been successfully established at our partner organisation, Gateway Health in Wangaratta. A group of student psychologists will commence their initial placement block at the clinic in July, marking an exciting milestone for the program.

Additional wellbeing placements will also commence in June in the rural town of Myrtleford where occupational therapy students will develop a healthy eating plan for residents. To alleviate the student accommodation pressures during placements, the University has acquired a residence in Myrtleford which aims to provide affordable accommodation for students, enriching their rural placement experience.

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