People move to Australia for different reasons. You might be here to work, study, or be with family. You may be seeking asylum. It could be for a combination of these reasons, or none of them! Each situation has its own challenges that can affect your mental health.
Learning and study is always a challenge. Learning and studying in a new country can bring extra problems. You may be having troubles with language, content, the school, or a mix of these. If you are feeling stressed, Head to Health can help you find support.
Regular work can help us feel more safe and secure. It can be difficult, though, to find and keep a job in a new country. There may be cultural barriers. Your qualifications may not be recognised. You may even feel there has been discrimination. If you are feeling stressed about your job situation, there are people who can help.
Remember, if you ever experience discrimination or racism in the workplace, you can report it.
Getting back together with loved ones is good for your mental health. Connections with family help you feel you belong. Even so, in a new country, it can still take time to feel stable and secure in your new home. Remember, you are not alone. If you feel worried, there are resources and people who can help.
As a refugee or asylum seeker, your journey may be difficult to put into words. It could have been hard and traumatic. Your mental health is important and these challenges and any negative feelings you have should be recognised. You are not alone and help is available.
You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool (opens in a new tab).