Whittlesea International Students Wellbeing Hub

To mobilise local council resources to support the wellbeing of international students in Whittlesea

Project year:


International Education
Mental Health
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Creative Arts


The project mobilised cross-departmental resources with the council, international students, and local organisations, has directly engaged well over 350 students through co-designed activities, providing comprehensive support, including practical employment skill development, capacity building, grants writing, mental health services, and creative filmmaking, etc, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focused community

International students, LGAs


Project officer: Feifei Liao
From City of Whittlesea

Supported by the Study Melbourne Inclusion Program

Impactful outcomes

  • Raised awareness of the profile and needs of international students across departments within the council and the wider local community.
    Fostered cross-cultural understanding.
  • Developed pathways to continue to work with more local councils to support international students.
  • 2021 Multicultural Awards for Excellence. Under Local government Awards category, highly commented


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