Mental health was at the forefront of students' minds on Thursday as the University of Wollongong's Shoalhaven campus celebrated World Mental Health Day.
Plenty of activities were on offer including art sessions, information about mental health services and lots of free food.
Organiser and social work student Kylie Rayner had always been passionate about mental health.
Kylie said she hoped the day would encourage people to talk about mental health and break down the stigma.
"Lots of events are happening around the world but holding this event on the uni campus is one thing I can do to bring about awareness and help break the stigma, breaking down those walls," Ms Rayner said.
"Mental health is just as important as physical health and we need to be talking about it and sharing our journey.
"I'm a person that lives with mental illness and it's been a journey over the last 10 years.
"I'm one of these people that just kept trying and it's something that I'll always live with but it's something that I now live with better, so people can get better."
World Mental Health Day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness about mental health issues.
One in five Australians are affected by mental health annually but yet many don't speak up about it because of stigma.
Throughout Thursday more than 1000 organisations around the country promoted positive mental health and help seeking, hosting events from morning teas, film festivals, rock-climbing and much more.