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Be kind to yourself — your mental health and wellbeing matters

Everyday life can be complex and challenging.

Juggling the demands of training with work and the rest of your life can take a toll.

It’s important to care for your mental and physical health during training to set you up for success.

Feeling overwhelmed?

Some stress during training is to be expected.

But if you’re feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to sleep or maintain positive relationships with family and friends, it’s time to speak with someone.

Talk with someone

If wellbeing strategies aren’t working, and you're noticing anxiety, depression or other issues, you’re not alone.

44% of Australians will experience a mental health condition. That’s a lot of us.

A great starting point is talking to your GP and training provider to ensure you have enough support in place.

Your training provider may connect you with Learner Support Services. TAFE SA students can access support via Student Services.


Boost your mental wellbeing

  • Make time for family and friends
  • Schedule activities you enjoy when you can
  • Add regular exercise to your routine to ease stress
  • Eat nutritious foods
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get enough sleep
  • Say ’no’ once in a while to give yourself space
  • Plan ahead of time so you’re prepared
  • Find ways to unwind – meditation, listening to music and breathing techniques are just a few effective options.

Other mental health and crisis support services

Access complete support during your training

You can receive free and confidential counselling and welfare support in a safe and confidential space by connecting with support services during your training.