The University of Newcastle, Australia

Mental health resources

There are some great online resources that cater to students, as well as some more general support tools.

Tip sheets

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.

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).

Online resources

thedesk

thedesk

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: Taking care of you

UON Navigator: Taking care of you

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.

Mindspot

Mindspot

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.

eCliPSE UON

eCliPSE UON

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

More resources

Along with the range of online resources there are lots of helplines and services that are just a phone call away.

ServicePhone

Lifeline

131 114

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

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

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The University of Newcastle Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders, including University staff, students, and mental health experts. It recognises the growing prevalence, severity and reporting of mental health difficulties among students.

Download a copy (PDF, 103KB)