A Happiness Collaboration
Julian Pace, founder of the Happiness Co. is an advocate for mental health. Julian left school at age 13 following bullying, and, at age 21, lost his father, cousin, and best friend to suicide. He decided to turn his pain into purpose, and founded Happiness Co in 2017, a social enterprise focused on reducing the impact of unhappiness, depression, and anxiety in the community. The new collaboration between the Happiness Co and StudyPerth was sparked after growing concerns for the mental wellbeing of Internationals Students during COVID-19.
StudyPerth Senior Manager Angela Beechey said, “The Happiness Corner events series in partnership with Happiness Co. has never been more important to foster good mental health and wellbeing habits. COVID-19 is a challenging time for us all, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious, and overwhelmed by what’s going on in the world. International students are finding themselves in a particularly vulnerable situation with many students’ home countries and families being severely impacted by the pandemic. This event series creates and strengthens our connections and highlights that we’re #InThisTogether.”
At Auspire we believe having a sense of belonging is critical for mental, social, and economic wellbeing. We’ve seen first-hand the significant value derived from Australia being home to a diverse range of cultures with international students playing a major social and economic role in our community. Over the past year, Auspire and StudyPerth have collaborated on several diversity and inclusion capacity building workshops and we’re excited to continue working together to support the international education sector.
If you would like more information about the StudyPerth Happiness Corner Webinars, please check out StudyPerth for event dates and details.