Every few weeks we hold our morning tea and coffee mornings. Here you can grab some FREE Grubb Bros Brewing Co. cold pressed coffee, tea or hot chocolate - and some yummy snacks! We hold as many of these events as possible at each clinical school, and are hoping to run more at each of the Rural Clinical School sites this year.
Morning teas are a time for med students to catch up with each other and have a break. They are also a time to have a think and chat about their current mental health and wellbeing - "how are you looking after yourself today?"
Traditionally held during Mental Health Week in October, Blue Week is an initiative of the Australian Medical Student Association (AMSA) - designed to raise awareness of mental health issues.
UQMind has created our own flavour of Blue Week, with a number of specialty events including the Wellness Festival on 11th September (ft. puppies, yoga, music) and a symposium. This year, UQMind’s Blue Week will run from the 9th to 13th September.
Our symposia are the time and place to talk about some of the big issues effecting medical students and doctors. These events get us thinking about the important things we may be neglecting in our day-to-day life.
We invite a range of interesting speakers to share their interesting and memorable stories. Usually held during Blue Week.
Minds of Medicine
Minds of Medicine (or MoM) is the highlight of our social media campaign, a photography project which aims to shed light upon the inner lives of medical students. Inspired by Humans of New York, it aims to bridge connections by exposing people's vulnerabilities, in a safe and celebrated manner.
New MoM posts are shared on #MoMdays
Check out our Facebook page to see a record of our past MoMs!
Doctors are in a unique position in regards to death - they come face-to-face with it everyday. It's hard to prepare for these difficult conversations - but discussing our own mortality (in a safe environment) is a start!
Death Cafe's are part of a worldwide social movement to improve discussions and conversations about death and dying, a taboo subject in our culture. They offer a unique opportunity for connection and exposure to our most significant and shared vulnerability - death. Join our Death Cafe Facebook group!
'Read between the minds' is UQMind's book club! Join our Book Club Facebook group.
We read 1-2 books each semester. After finishing each book we organise to meet and have a chat! We've been sticking to classical non-medical books, which is a great way to maintain our interests outside of medicine. Feel free to comment/suggest a book you're keen on.