Message from Health and Wellbeing Practitioners

A message from our Health and Wellbeing Practitioners for students directly impacted by Covid-19 


Dear Students,
Welcome to Semester 2 which is well and truly in full swing.  We hope you are managing well, keeping on top of your studies, and staying active during the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions.  As you probably know, we now have three Health and Wellbeing Practitioners on board to support you; Danielle Clayman, Lisa Power and Tim Adam. The three of us are working remotely via Zoom and this means you can book in with any one of us.  It doesn’t matter what year level you’re in or what clinical school you’re attached to, we are all working in a similar way and are well versed in the challenges you may be facing during this time. 

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about the university support that is available should you be directly impacted by Covid-19. The university has specialised services in place for students who are diagnosed positive or are a close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19. In this case, it is very important that you notify the university either through your clinical school or via email to [email protected] ASAP after you have been diagnosed. After you have done this you will be contacted by a trained staff member and provided with support and practical advice, as well as welfare checks if needed. 

The Health and Wellbeing Practitioners are of course also available should you test positive or be required to go into quarantine. We will be happy to talk to you and offer support and practical advice via Zoom, phone, email or text. We would particularly like to hear from you if you are in this situation and living alone. 14 days in quarantine can seem like a long time, and regular contact with family, friends, peers and professional services is important for your mental health and wellbeing.

To book an appointment with the Health and Wellbeing Practitioners please follow this link, or you can make contact with any of us directly.

https://the-university-of-melbourne.au1.cliniko.com/bookings

All information regarding the university response to Covid 19 can be found via this website.

https://students.unimelb.edu.au/student-support/coronavirus

The university is also sending out regular updates on its Covid 19 response so please be sure to check your student email.

So,  please stay well and stay in touch. 

Best wishes,

Danielle, Lisa and Tim

02/08/2020