Mental Health Month – Resources freely borrowed!

Many libraries within the Hunter helped support Mental Health Month. Belmont was one library that supplied many resources for the community to borrow. It was great seeing the positive impact of the ‘Share the Journey’ display. Within the first hour we had students feeling at ease borrowing helpful resources which will hopefully have a positive impact on their future.




Gosford Campus Mental Health Awareness Day BBQ

On Tuesday 31 October, Gosford Campus’s Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Day event. Staff and students are invited to attend a FREE BBQ and browse information stalls provided by the Neurological and Mental Health Support Unit, the Physical and Medical Support Unit, the Multicultural Educational Support Unit, the Library and the Aboriginal Learning Circle.

The event will be held at Gosford Campus in the courtyard opposite Blocks A, B, C and D between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm.

The focus of this year’s event is “Share the Journey”, highlighting the importance of social connectedness with respect to better mental health, improving one’s ability to cope with life’s challenges and building resilience.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Uplifting authors for Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month LogoLast month we asked you to contribute an uplifting book for Mental Health Month and the Books on Prescription program. You can see some of the responses here and here.

The final list of 252 books has been released by the Australian Library and Information Association. These are the authors whose books appear again and again on the shortlist. You might like to revisit an old favourite! Check TAFEcat for copies at your campus library.

This is a comment one respondent sent in about the Harry Potter Series:

Re-reading this series is like meeting a friend for coffee that I haven’t seen in a year, nothing has changed and we’re still super close, but we don’t see each other enough. So I smile, enjoy every second, and make the most of the time we have together.