Coming from a broken family in Indonesia, Sandersan Onie said he had occasionally experienced negative thoughts, but it only got worse when he moved to Australia in 2015 to study.

“For months I never felt happy at all,” said Mr Onie, who is now completing a PhD in psychology at UNSW.

“I could be full of laughter when catching up with mates, but suddenly I would feel so horrible without any reason at all.

“Then there was a moment, when I sat in a church and I thought ‘I think I want to end my life’.”