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Save 5 tips for mental health and well-being when living in Australia

OSHCstudent – Mental health is crucial for the overall well-being and academic success of international students in Australia, as it is for individuals anywhere in the world. Here are several tips for your mental health and well-being in Australia.

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Create a supportive network

Having social support from family, friends, and your community can make you happier. When you first move to a new country, you might be feeling alone and homesick. However, by making new connections, you can find a sense of belonging, share fun experiences, and support each other.

Exercise and stay healthy 

Regular exercise, healthy eating, sufficient sleep, and relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing exercises, which improve memory and brain function. It also releases chemicals that make you feel good which can lower symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Explore Local Culture and Outdoor Activities

Immerse yourself in Australian culture by visiting museums, art galleries, or cultural centers. You can also try local cuisine at restaurants or cafes and interact with locals to learn more about their way of life. Participating some outdoor activities such as picnic, hiking, etc that help you reduce stress.

Connect to Mental Health center

Familiarize yourself with several health resources in Australia such as counseling services, support groups, hotlines, and online resources. Many universities offer counseling services specifically which are necessary for international students

If you are international students, foreigners arriving in Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact Annalink team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.
OSHCstudents Team

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I trust Allianz Care since it is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia, with the medical centres where I only have to pay for what is left from insurance support. (no need to claim later). Besides, those centres are located at the centre of the city, close to schools. Very convenient, right? Credits to Allianz Care for providing reliable medical centres for health check and treatments.

Baek Ah Yeon | University of Queensland

Ariella Pei

I’ve been living with homestay family for 2 years. I’m now 19, I can move out but I don’t want to leave my host, who has become my family. It feels like I’ve met my second family. Thanks OSHCstudents for sending me to this homestay!

Ariella Pei | University of Canberra

Chatchawat Paton

I realised how important insurance was when I started living in Australia. There I switched to using Allianz Care instead of the previous service. Allianz Care is extraordinarily good in its consulting service and customer care. I’ve learned a lot about Australian health care, also I was consulted with mental issues and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am very happy now.

Chatchawat Paton | Torrent University

Xiaoyu Cheng

Thanks to Allianz Care, every time I claimed my medical receipts it processed much more quickly and easily than I expected. I was initially a bit concerned since Allianz Care is more expensive than other insurance companies, but now I can ensure that it is totally worth the money.

Xiaoyu Cheng | Monash University

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