Study and wellbeing resources

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

Tip sheets

Mental health and wellbeing

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.


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 an After-hours support line.

Please note, if you are in immediate danger, or in an emergency situation, call police, ambulance or fire services on 000 (triple zero).

Academic performance

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.

Online programs

Each online program is a tool to help you with strategies and advice to look after yourself whilst studying at the University of Newcastle and beyond.


THIS WAY UP provides self-paced online courses that teach clinically-proven strategies to help you improve the way you feel. THIS WAY UP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-Based Support Programs.

Navigator: Taking care of you

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 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.

University of Newcastle after-hours support line

Call 1300 653 007

Text 0488 884 165 for SMS chat


13 11 14

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

1800 250 015

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 737 732
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467  
QLife 1800 184 527
Mensline Australia1300 789 978
Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

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)

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