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Mental Health & Well-being Services

STUDENT SERVICES

Flinders University Contact

Need help?
Contact Flinders Connect
Level 0, Central Library,
Bedford Park Campus
Tel. 1300 354 633
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College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Level 4, Room 469,
Education Building,
Bedford Park
EPSWEnquiries@flinders.edu.au
Tel. +61 8 8201 7800
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Compass

Students' physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs are supported by Oasis, a student community wellbeing centre on the Bedford Park Campus, in order to help them achieve both academically and socially.

There are a wide range of support services available at Flinders to help you succeed.

Health and wellbeing • Study and learning • Financial support and assistance • Enrolment and course • Admin and technology • Careers and employment • Security • International students • Indigenous students • Higher degree research students

FLINDERS COUNSELLING SERVICE

A great resource for all students to use throughout during their academic journey. This service offers support for both academic and personal issues.

Monday to Friday

8:45am - 5:00pm

For Urgent Assistance

08 8201 2118

HEADSPACE

This is a service for individuals aged between 12 - 25.

This service can be accessed online from 9am-1am

online by visiting - 

Website:

CARER GATEWAY

Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service providing great practical information and online resources to support carers.

The interactive service finder connects your local support services.

Support Offered 24/7.

Website:

QLIFE

This service provides support for members of the LGBTIQ+ community.

This service can be accessed from 3pm-12am through phone: 1800 184 527

or online chat.

Website:

OPEN ARMS - VETERANS AND FAMILIES COUNSELLING

This military services organisation provides free and confidential, counselling and support for mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger management. They are available 24/7 on

1800 011 046

Website:

MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE LINE

This service provides information and advice in an emergency or crisis situation.

Staffed by trained mental health professionals, they can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone:

13 14 65

Website:

PANDA (PERINATAL ANXIETY & DEPRESSION AUSTRALIA)

Perinatal is before and after giving birth, this service can be accessed if you are pregnant or have recently given birth. The service provides information, counselling, and referrals, and is staffed by trained volunteers, as well as professional counsellors.

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 7:30pm AEST

on 1300 726 306

Website:

FLINDERS SUPPORT NETWORK

Flinders understands that sometimes the pressures of university and personal life can become difficult to manage, but there are a wide variety of support services available to help you.

Discover the range of academic, career, wellbeing, and financial support services available.​

BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION

This organisation provides support surrounding eating disorders, disordered eating, body image and related issues. You can access this foundation 8am-12am by calling

1800 33 4673

Website:

BLUE KNOT FOUNDATION HELPLINE

This service provides help, information, support, or referral for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

They are available 9:00am - 5:00pm AEST, every day of the week.​

1300 657 380

Website:

LIFELINE

They provide 24-hour crisis counselling. 

Telephone: 13 11 14

​Text service which runs from 12pm - midnight (AEST) on

0477 13 11 14

​Online chat service from 7:00pm - midnight (AEST) online.

Website:​

ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION SERVICE

ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for individuals, or anyone concerned about family and friends, students, and health professionals.​

24/7 Support Offered by calling this number:

1300 13 1340

Website:

REACH OUT PEER SUPPORT FORUM
(14 - 25 YEARS)

ReachOut provides young people with a place to share their experiences.

Their forums aim to reduce isolation, create connections, and help individuals aged 14 - 25 find solutions with the support from a community who have similar lived experiences.

Support Offered 24/7.

Website:

HEAD TO HEALTH

Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

Website:

ASK FLINDERS

SELF-SERVICE

For the quickest answers, search Flinders frequently asked questions or browse by category. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can submit an enquiry via 'request support'.

Central Library, Bedford Park

Monday & Tuesday:

9am to 5pm

Wednesday: 9.30 to 5pm

Thursday & Friday: 9 to 5pm​

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA

This service provides support for males.

You can access this service 24/7 on

1300 78 99 78

​or online by visiting -

Website:

LIVED EXPERIENCE TELEPHONE SUPPORT SERVICE (LETSS)

This service connects you with trained individuals who have lived experience.

You can access them 5pm - 11.30pm by phone:

1800 013 755

​or online​.

Website:

SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE

This service provides 24/7 support if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.

1300 659 467

to get in touch.

 

Website:

SANE AUSTRALIA

SANE provides support and education for those with a mental illness so they can lead a better life.

They are available

Monday - Friday

10:00am - 10:00pm.

Their phone number is

1800 187 263​

Website:

MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICE

This service is staffed by mental health clinicians 24/7 provides a comprehensive range of advice and support including access to psychiatrists.

Call Anytime.

Telephone: 13 14 65

Website:

WOMEN'S INFORMATION SERVICE

WIS discuss options and choices relevant to individual situations. They offer support and services for a wide range of situations such as domestic/family violence, sexual assault and safety, financial security, health and wellbeing, relationship, and family advice.

Monday-Friday: 8am - 9am.​

08 8303 0590 or 

1800 188 158

Website:

PLEASE NOTE:

List of Health Providers is current at the time of website development (January 2023). Please inform FUSWA should any provider information change so our Team can update relevant details.  Thank you.

Need Help? Reach out to FUSWA or Flinders

SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER

SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

These Committee Member positions incorporate all Student Welfare and Well-being activities required by FUSWA. They are the Association’s spokespeople regarding any issues relating to student welfare, whilst providing  support and activities in conjunction with Flinders and CEPSW Student Assist.
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In Emergency Situations, Please Dial '000' for Ambulance, Fire or Police Assistance.

Safety and Respect on Campus

FUSA ‘BE A BETTER HUMAN’ CAMPAIGN

Be A Better Human is a student-led campaign focused around consent, sexual harassment and sexual assault, bystander education, respectful relationships and reporting and support options for University students.

Flinders Complaint Resolution Process

Students can request that a specific issue is investigated by following the complaint resolution steps via the Flinders Uni website.

Security on Campus

Security Officers are available 24-hours a day via the hotline telephones around campus or:

Phone: (08) 8201 2880 this number is located on the back of your student / staff ID

Email: security@flinders.edu.au

Need Emergency Support?

If you have an emergency, are concerned that your self or someone else is at risk of critical harm or have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault; call:

000 for immediate Police, Fire or Ambulance assistance

 

Flinders Security on (08) 8201 2880, this is the central number for all Flinders Campuses in both South Australia and the Northern Territory.

On the Bedford Park Campus you can also use one of the 12 security hotlines phones.

Report an Incident of Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault

Making a report does not initiate a complaint. 

It is the first step to offer you support and a chance to talk through your options.

Report Online Harm  

eSafety helps Australians prevent and deal with harm caused by serious online abuse or illegal and restricted online content. 

The eSafety Commissioner is Australia’s independent regulator for online safety

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