Mental health resources
There are some great online resources that cater to students, as well as some more general support tools.
Counselling has produced a number of tip sheets to help you gather more information or strategies with issues that may come up when you are a student.
If there are any areas you think new tip sheets are needed in, please let us know and we'll see what we can do about putting one together.
Looking after your mental wellbeing is every bit as important as looking after your physical wellbeing – both for your studies and leading your best life in general!
Our tip sheets will help you navigate some of the most common mental wellbeing issues for students.
- Anger (PDF, 156.31 KB)
- Anxiety (PDF, 583.08 KB)
- Depression (PDF, 101.36 KB)
- Grief and loss PDF, 94 KB
- Missing home (PDF, 122.18 KB)
- Balance and healthy (wellbeing PDF, 119.83 KB)
- Stress (PDF, 516.49 KB)
- Being assertive (PDF, 144.83 KB)
- Relaxation techniques (PDF, 188.31 KB)
- The calming breath (PDF, 118.73 KB)
- Grounding techniques (PDF, 115.14 KB)
- Traditional meditation (PDF, 187.34 KB)
- Sleep (PDF, 125.56 KB)
- Healthy relationships (PDF, 131.28 KB)
- Perfectionism (PDF, 102.77 KB)
A crisis can happen at any time, to anyone, and when it does it can leave us feeling lost and confused about how to get help. Our tip sheets will help you take the first steps in navigating a crisis, while the Counselling Service also provides 24-hour crisis support.
Please note, if you are in immediate danger, or in an emergency situation, call police, ambulance or fire services on 000 (triple zero).
University can be a time of stress and many students benefit from support to make the most of their study and learning. Our tips sheets will help you build strengths to being a successful student.
For further assistance, see the range of academic support options on offer.
- Finishing your thesis (PDF, 141.06 KB)
- Exam anxiety (PDF, 579.48 KB)
- Presentation jitters (PDF, 152.96 KB)
- Procrastination (PDF, 152.89 KB)
- Perfectionism (PDF, 102.77 KB)
- Goal setting (PDF, 72.92 KB)
- Planning for a good semester (PDF, 171.78 KB)
- Weekly planner (PDF, 19.39 KB)
- Assessment semester planner (PDF, 32.83 KB)
- Detailed semester planner example (PDF, 72.4 KB)
- Surviving placement (PDF, 255.12 KB)
- Enhancing cognitive functioning
(PDF, 142.81 KB)
Providing support for all Australian tertiary students, thedesk has online quizzes, advice and other content aimed at helping students maintain good physical and mental health.
UON Navigator is a website featuring articles and videos created by University of Newcastle students for University of Newcastle students. The ‘Taking care of you’ category is dedicated to ensuring you have your best possible uni experience, with advice on how to stay on top of studies, maintain your mental and physical health, and tips on how to unwind after a stressful day.
Funded by the Australian Government, Mindspot offers free online and over-the-phone courses to help adults living in Australia manage issues such as depression, anxiety and stress.
These free online programs are aimed at helping students improve their mental health or deal with issues surrounding substance abuse, including alcohol, stimulants and smoking. Created by NSW Health and the University of New South Wales, eCliPSE UON has been modified specifically to help students at the University of Newcastle
Along with the range of online resources there are lots of helplines and services that are just a phone call away.
1800 250 015
|Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Helpline||1800 737 732|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467|
|Kids Help Line||1800 55 1800|
|Mensline Australia||1300 789 978|
|QLife||1800 184 527|
|Counselling (Callaghan)||(02) 4921 6622|
|Counselling (Ourimbah)||(02) 4348 4060|
|Medical Centre (Callaghan)||(02) 4921 6000|
|Medical Centre (Ourimbah)||(02) 4348 4060|