I'm Gareth, the "eMental Health Project Officer" with Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS).

I enjoy goofy photos, standing in front of nature and jumpers with defined collars.

As my title suggests, my focus is on mental health, particularly the mental health of students at Flinders. The 'e' means I am looking at how to use the internet and technology to support your mental health and wellbeing.


I have 4 main jobs.


1. I write the Student Health and Wellbeing blog. The blog is packed with tips, tricks and resources to help enhance your wellbeing at uni, beat procrastinationstudy better for exams, build mental fitness and much more.

In addition, the blog includes news and current events from the Health, Counselling and Disability Service, including things like immunisation dates, cut off dates for disability exam provisions and more.

Subscribe now to receive updates via email.



2. I manage the Health, Counselling and Disability Services web-page. We have GPs, counsellors, disability advisors and nurses here at the service, and my job is to ensure the description of them on the website is accurate and up-to-date. 

If there is anything on the website that is unclear, or needs clarification, contact me on gareth.furber@flinders.edu.au 



3. I provide consultation via Skype (search for eMental Health Project Officer Gareth), twitter (@Dr_Furber) and email (gareth.furber@flinders.edu.au) for questions students and staff might have about resources for mental health and wellbeing.

Got a question about mental health, or the types of services available to you? Send me a question. I can usually respond to most emails within 1-2 days. 

If it is an emergency, use one of the services here. If you are after a counselling appointment, visit here



4. Together with my buddies over at OASIS, we are developing a new "Wellbeing for Success" OASIS website. Quick and easy access to the facilities, people, and programs that can be found at the OASIS Community Centre.  



Outside of work, I like gardening and playing guitar, but let's face it, you didn't visit this page to find out about my personal life :)