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 Well-being blog. The blog is packed with tips, tricks and resources to help enhance your wellbeing at uni, beat procrastination, study better for exams 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.
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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.
3. I provide consultation via Skype (search for eMental Health Project Officer Gareth), twitter (@Dr_Furber) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions students and staff might have about 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.
4. Together with my buddies over at OASIS, we are developing a new "Wellbeing for Success" website. As part of that, I'll be starting a new blog on specific techniques for building physical, emotional, financial, social, psychological, occupational, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing. Stay tuned.
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 :)