Our Mental Health edition is currently in the works and will soon be released. It is an edition close to the Verse team’s hearts and we encourage using creative outlets as a way to encouraging reaching out for support and reducing some of the stigma.

We have received so many great submissions for this issue, however this was one we couldn’t quite fit in the mag but wanted to share early to give you an idea of what’s in store for this issue.

Isla Franchesca is a Uni SA masters student who has designed a blog that creates a space where she turns to for healing. We at Verse think this is awesome – she’s found a constructive way that helps her combat what’s happening upstairs.

“Self-love is tough; depression is complicated; and sometimes the way we view ourselves is obscure,” Isla says.

“Over the past few months, I created my own little online space where I was able to explore my thoughts and experiment with ‘self-love.’ I developed photographs of myself on my every day life journey and incorporated some kind of material to them – aspiring to produce a process that was therapeutic and healing.”

You can find her website here. If you want to share your approach of self-love and healing, contact us here.

Look out for our Mental Health edition and the rest of the amazing contributions coming soon!


If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, Uni SA offers free and confidential counselling services as we as self-help tools. Alternatively, here are a few contacts that can help:

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

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