Disability and Wellbeing
Studying law can at times be overwhelming and stressful, and so looking after your health and wellbeing as a law student is very important. We offer a range of resources, seminars and social activities designed to assist in improving the overall health and wellbeing of law students. Here’s a taste of what’s in store this year.
The LLB Disability and Wellbeing Portfolio has teamed up with Monash Thrive to bring you some helpful resources which shed some light on some commonly faced law student health and wellbeing issues.
Monash Thrive is a new initiative that brings together students and researchers who are passionate about promoting and sustaining student mental health and wellbeing. They co-design and create all their digital resources like their websites with their student team and have worked alongside student groups like us to adapt to the needs of different student cohorts like Law students.
Access Law student wellbeing resources through the following links:
Be sure to stop by the Law Kitchen on the ground floor of the Law building for our morning teas held twice a semester. They’re a great opportunity to unwind, make new friends and learn about Monash Law over a cuppa and a cookie!
A true break from the hustle of law, this is a once-a-semester event not to miss. Join us in the Law Kitchen and enjoy some tasty, nutritious snacks and Boost Juice. Students can unwind, do mindfulness colouring, meditate or watch a sitcom!
LSS Therapy Dogs - Boof & Kaz
Every Thursday 12pm you’ll likely find two friendly fluffs walking around the law building – they’re Boof and Kaz, the Monash LSS therapy dogs. Their weekly visits aim to brighten your afternoons studying in the lawbry, with cuddles and pets galore!
A Resourceful Seminar
A seminar with zoom access that will aim to notify students of the plethora of resources and support options available to them at Monash Law, including special consideration options, DSS, mental health assistance with Monash health, etc.
Disability and Mental Health in the Law - A Networking Night
This event will encourage students to network with likeminded individuals, and current professionals, allowing for genuine and open conversations to be held regarding disability and mental health in the law.
Study Snack Stand
Is it really exam season without the snack stand in the Law Kitchen? In Week 12 of both semesters, the LSS will provide students with a variety of energy-boosting snacks in the Law Kitchen.
Students that identify as living with a disability, chronic illness or other impairment are able to access various forms of support through the Monash Disability Support Services (DSS). These services can significantly aid students in the completion of their law degree, and include note-taking tips and tricks for lectures, flexible assignment deadlines and alternative arrangements for exams.
To discuss any of the above, please feel free to send Maggie an email at firstname.lastname@example.org