In 2009, then ALSA President Verity Doyle launched the ALSA Depression Handbook in conjunction with BeyondBlue, with a foreword penned by the Hon Jeff Kennett AC. The handbook was launched at the 2009 ALSA Conference in Brisbane by Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Robert McClelland MP, which can be found here: ALSA Depression Handbook (1.5MB .pdf)
In 2011, student mental health has continued to be a strong focus for ALSA. Recently, ALSA launched its ALSAtv YouTube Project on depression and mental health issues, featuring excerpts from an address by Marie Jepson, Director of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation, and an interview with the Commonwealth Attorney-General.
The ALSA LSS Mental Health Supplement aims to build on the Depression Handbook and the ALSAtv Project by providing LSSs with more information and ideas on the sorts of events, activities, and initiatives they might choose to run on campus to raise awareness and to advocate directly on student mental health and wellbeing.
The ALSA LSS Mental Health Supplement can be downloaded here. (9.65MB .pdf)