Updated: Jun 7
Hi everyone, it's Tiff here!
The WSMS Team are super excited to announce our latest initiative to support student mental health and wellbeing - a blog! We will be running this alongside psychologist Alicia McIntyre, which will involve various topics of discussion and interviews with members of our meddie community. To kick things off, we would love to introduce the wonderful Alicia and the portal for where you can submit your anonymous questions/topic suggestions.
Alicia McIntyre is the Head of Student Wellbeing at the WSU School of Medicine. Alicia has worked in the mental health sector for 25 years. Alicia is experienced in working with individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of mental health issues from adjustment issues through to serious mental health issues and personal crises.
Pictured is the newest addition to Alicia's family - Odin Maine Coon!
As the Head of Student Wellbeing, Alicia's role is to support and guide you through seeking support for any mental health wellbeing concerns you might have. Alicia will source support for you either within or outside of the University and make sure that such support is working for you.
In her spare time Alicia loves to dote on her family and friends through cooking & sharing meals. For her own balance she loves to garden, producing her own fruit and vegetables, as well as doing yoga.
We look forward to collaborating with Alicia in upcoming blog posts which will be guided by topics you suggest! Please submit any suggestions through the link here: https://app.sli.do/event/1ly0bmpz
You can upvote your fellow students' topics via the online platform so that we can address them in order of interest. In the event of a mental health crisis, please contact the appropriate emergency numbers found here: Mental Health Escalation Plan
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message us through our WSMS Facebook Page, or send through a contact form via our website. As always, my inbox is always open if you want to have a chat!
Take care and talk soon,