MSA Social Groups
DISABILITIES AND CARERS LOUNGE
You can come chill out in our Disabilities and Carers lounge in the MSA space where we run a range of weekly events such as teas and discussion groups, giving students a chance to develop a support network and meet some new friends. We also have a department week every semester where we run both educational and social workshops.
Location: Level one in Campus Centre (opposite student advocacy and support)
Students with an autonomous identity can utilise these spaces for relaxation, socialising and support. Each department has an autonomous space and officers that can help students out with any issues they are facing related to their identity.
Location: Level 1, Campus Centre in the MSA Space
The MSA Welfare Department aims to make students’ life at university as enjoyable and inclusive as possible.
Events and services:
- Free food Monday
- Survival centre
- Breakfast club
Location: Level 1, Campus Centre (opposite Disabilities and Carers office)
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Making friends with people interested in the same things as you is another great way to create a support network at university.
MONASH UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SERVICE (MUISS)
Monash University International Student Service (MUISS) is run by international students for international students, they advocate the interests, rights, and welfare of this group.
FOR FRIENDS / ALLIES
If you are a friend of someone with disability or caring responsibilities, it is important to know how to best support and advocate for them. The best way to learn to support someone is often by asking them or researching information about their condition, however Monash University offers a range of training and guidelines to help you get started:
Safe Talk: Suicide Prevention Training
- 3.5 hour workshop on how to recognise the signs of suicide
Mental health first aid
- Two-day workshop on skills and strategies on providing help to someone with a mental health issue
Understanding mental health
- Recognise distress in others
- Learn about the support services available within the university and wider community
Information about these programs can be found here.