Level 4 - emergency

  • Ensure your own safety and the safety of others
  • Contact Security
    Callaghan Campus: (02) 4921 5888
    Newcastle City Campus: (02) 4921 7962
    Ourimbah Campus (Central Coast): (02) 4348 4222
    Port Macquarie Campus: 0412 595 054
    Sydney Campus: (02) 8262 6488
  • If there is no answer, contact 000 (triple zero) for emergency services.
  • Continue to monitor until help arrives.
  • Seek support for yourself


  • Danger of hurting self or others.
  • Aggressive or violent behaviour.
  • Highly agitated and may be hearing voices which are commanding action.

Academic functioning

  • Unable to function in student roles.

Social functioning

  • Unable to function as part of community.
  • Communications is obscure, irrational or illogical.
  • Frightening others.
  • Making threats.
  • Stalking.

Personal functioning

  • Chaotic.
  • Odd, bizarre behaviour.
  • May have made a suicide attempt.
  • Acting aggressively.

Coping behaviours

  • Neglecting basic self care.
  • No routine.
  • Could be homeless.
  • Struggling with addictions.

Your response

  • If threat is immediate, contact Security and activate Student Mental Health Emergency procedures.

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.