Level 2 - concern but not an emergency
- Tell the student that you are concerned about their current level of functioning.
- Let them know what you have observed
- Strongly encourage them to contact Student Support Services or Counselling.
- Assure them that they can get back on track.
- Observable changes in behaviour.
- Having panic episodes in class.
- Uncertain about continuing their studies.
- At risk of failing a course.
- Less motivated.
- Problems concentrating.
- Doubting academic ability.
- Fears failing courses.
- Demanding or avoiding help.
- Missing classes.
- Seeking extensions.
- Maintaining personal relationships.
- May avoid some social activities.
- Anxious about letting others down.
- Participating less in class discussions.
- May appear stressed, irritable or moody.
- Worried or self-critical.
- Less organised.
- Could lose normal routines: sleep, eating exercise.
- May avoid tasks or over-work.
- Use of less effective strategies such as binge eating/drinking or internet gaming.
- Offer supportive consultation to encourage self-care and access to student supports.
- Assist with problem solving strategies and short-term planning.
- Refer to counselling for positive coping strategies to get back on track.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.