There are many different types of support offered at Eynesbury College. Learn more about them so you can get help whenever you need it.
Eating well is fundamental to your health and wellbeing. Eating well helps you maintain a healthy weight, improves your immunity and reduces your risk of lifestyle diseases. Eating well also helps with regulating sleeping patterns, energy levels, stress levels and your general health.
Making healthy food choices isn’t too difficult. It’s about balance. But what does that look like? Find some good tips here.
Plan your meals and snacks around colourful vegetables, fruits and whole grains to protect your health. Add protein and iron rich foods like lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds and beans. Milk, yogurt and cheese can also contribute to your protein. Include some healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds and olive oil.
A small amount of foods with low nutritional value is okay. Limit foods like chocolate, lollies, potato chips and energy drinks.
Foods or drinks containing lots of sugar, caffeine, saturated fat and salt can have a negative impact on your health, sleep and overall wellbeing. Use the 5 essential food groups to help make good decisions and find out more about the Australian recommended dietary intakes.
Being active can be an effective way to maintain your physical and mental health. Physical activity doesn't need to be organised sport or going to the gym. It could be anything you do in your day-to-day life – like walking or running in your neighbourhood or doing housework. Even during stressful times physical activity and exercise is important. Find an activity that suits your lifestyle.
Start small. Keep moving! You might prefer group activities – indoors or outdoors – team sports, yoga, join a gym, maybe dancing! Exercising with a friend, joining a sporting group or hiking group can make physical activity easier and more fun.
Regular physical activity can be a good way to boost your mood, reduce stress, and improve sleep.
Getting some exercise can also help improve mental health and wellbeing. Keep a look out for the Eynesbury student experience calendar or contact the Student Experience Coordinator for information about sports events, sporting clubs, hikes through the Adelaide Hills or beaches.
Maintaining sexual health is another important part of keeping healthy. Sexual health involves being prepared for safe sex, minimising the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), avoiding unwanted pregnancy as well as creating healthy relationships.
For more details on sexual health have a read of the SA Health Fact Sheet #6 on sexual health.
Shine SA also has information on sexual health for everyone, including intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities.
Learn more about personal safety from South Australian police (SAPOL).
Alcohol is a socially acceptable and widely used recreational drug in Australia. Many students choose to use alcohol when celebrating, socialising or relaxing and having fun. There are some benefits to moderate consumption of alcohol, however, overuse or abuse of alcohol can have many negative effects on your health, wellbeing, and your study at Eynesbury.
How much you drink or whether you drink at all is your choice. It is worth knowing that the choices you make about alcohol will affect your:
Learn more about the Australian guidelines on managing your alcohol intake.
You can prepare yourself to make healthy choices and informed decisions about alcohol by understanding alcohol-related harm and ways to reduce it.
Learn more about how drinking too much alcohol can have an effect on your physical and mental health.
If you have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, Eynesbury offers counselling support for students, free of charge, and available from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
You can book an appointment by email, by phone or you can drop into the office.
Outside of study hours there are a range of support services offered by the Drug and alcohol services South Australia (DASSA).
As a student, you may have many competing demands including doing well in your studies, balancing work, family and social commitments, financial pressure and if you are new to Adelaide, adjusting to a new living environment.
Life can be stressful and learning to manage this stress can be key to your happiness and wellbeing. Creating a study/life balance, keeping in touch with family and friends, staying active and taking care of yourself puts you in the best position to deal with the day to day challenges that we all face. Find more tips on how to maintain good mental health.
Balance your commitments. It is important to have a life outside study, including social connections, family and cultural connections, spiritual fulfilment and work. Each of these areas provides a sense of belonging, purpose, helps to reduce stress, increase happiness and improve your sense of confidence and self-worth.
Eynesbury provides many opportunities to help you make social connections, become a student leader and help you look for a job. Please keep an eye on your student email account for communication about these events or contact our student experience officer.
Staying up late increases your stress levels and you may not do your best work when you are tired. Getting enough good quality sleep is important to ensure you feel and perform your best. You can achieve this by:
If you struggle with any of the above, please get in touch with Eynesbury College support or Counselling services. They are always there to help.
A good study environment can help you succeed in your studies. It is helpful to think about making your study space a comfortable, quiet environment that allows you to concentrate, is set up well to ensure you can sit comfortably for long periods of time, has sources of natural light and enough air flow to be both a comfortable temperature and provides you with fresh air.
Find more tips on setting up a good study environment.
Learn how to set up your desk ergonomically.
A living space that makes you feel good can also help to keep your mind and body healthy. A healthy living space would ideally be:
Plants and fresh flowers can bring life to a space. Some varieties also help keep the air clean! Check out the science behind growing indoor plants for good health and happiness. Some plants are easy to grow indoors in low light. Find more inspiration on which plants to choose.