Let's talk Mental Health 

Our focus this year

What is mental health?

‘Mental health’ is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others.


According to the World Health Organisation, however, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

What is depression?

Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

Adjusting to unfamiliar environments, culture, language and academic practices can take a toll on your wellbeing

What are some symptom of depression?

Depression can be different for everyone, but there are some common signs and symptoms:


  • feeling unhappy, numb, empty, moody or irritable/snappy for more than two weeks

  • less interest in things that used to be enjoyable

  • feeling worthless or guilty a lot of the time

  • feeling like everything is becoming ‘too hard’.


Changes to thoughts:

  • negative thoughts about themselves, the world and the future

  • having a hard time concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things

  • having thoughts of self harm

  • having thoughts of death or suicide.

Physical changes:

  • feeling tired most of the time

  • low energy and motivation having trouble sleeping, experiencing changes in sleeping habits or not feeling rested regardless of the amount of sleep

  • changes in appetite, loss of interest in food or eating too much − leading to weight loss or gain

  • aches and pains that can’t be explained.


Behaviour changes:

  • withdrawing from friends and family

  • done difficulty with school, uni or work 

Find out more at headspace

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health A national platform for multicultural communities to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.


Headspace 1800 650 890 Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 going through a tough time.


Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service including free translation report from TIS National.


Head to Health An innovative website that can help you find free and low-cost, trusted online and phone mental health resources.


QLife 1800 184 527 3pm-12am QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. 

Get to know MOVe a bit more

Our Vision

  • Empower human capital with a passion for the community, charity and volunteerism

  • Advance public welfare for disadvantaged communities in Australia and Malaysia

  • Raise awareness within the community regarding key social challenges faced by various disadvantaged communities within Australia and Malaysia

Our Mission

  • Promote a greater spirit of empathy among Malaysian students through volunteer and fundraising work;

  • Encourage respect, tolerance and understanding between Malaysian students and the local Australian community

  • Foster a greater sense love, unity and kindness amongst Malaysian students in Sydney, Australia.

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