Staff and students at Charles Sturt University Dubbo campus highlighted the importance of positive mental health on Tuesday for University Mental Health Day.
Students came together with staff members to connect over coffee and engage in conversation about mental health.
Student Patrick Saul said days like University Mental Health Day show people they are not alone in their struggles.
"It is about recognising that everyone has stresses and problems in their life, and that help is available with whatever they are going through," Mr Saul said.
"It also gives people an idea of what services and support are available. It's a friendly reminder to check in with those around you and to start a conversation - mental health matters every day of the year."
Charles Sturt Director of External Engagement for Dubbo James McKechnie said the event was a reminder for staff and students to put themselves first and was an opportunity for them to discuss self-care tips.
"We discussed how it is important to put yourself first sometimes as you cannot be there for others if you don't," Mr McKechnie said.
"We all need to ensure we do this for our careers and family commitments to look after ourselves. Some of the self-care tips we discussed were simple things - from going for a walk, to taking some time out for an activity you enjoy or spending some time with your pets."
Charles Sturt Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov said mental health is a university-wide priority.
"Improving mental health requires a sustained focus, and we appreciate the importance of taking steps to support the mental health of our students and staff," he said.
"University Mental Health Day highlights the importance of starting conversations, checking on peers practicing self-care."
The University has a range of resources and services for the wellbeing of staff and students on its website, these are also accessible to the public.
Join the conversation online and share your self-care tips by using the hashtags #iusemyvoiceto and #sharemyno1.
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