Need help?

For those trying to quit smoking you can contact your GP for advice and support, or access a range of assistance programs:

Callaghan Campus Pharmacy

In support of the University's Smoke Free Campus Campaign the pharmacy offers a full range of smoking cessation products at competitive prices and personalised advice and support about the best ways to quit, informed by the latest research on the topic being done at UON.

University Health Service

You can make an appointment with a doctor at the University Health Service at Callaghan (49216000) or Ourimbah (4348 4060) to talk through Quit smoking options include prescription medications. Patients covered by Medicare are bulk billed.

Employee Assistance program (EAP) for staff and Student Counselling for students

Staff can book a free appointment with a psychologist specialising in addiction through the EAP program (phone 49653530). Students have access to free counselling through the Student Counselling Service phone 4921 6622.


You can quit smoking and stay quit for good. iCanQuit will show you how. This site shows you quit smoking methods, how to get started, how to stay quit for good.


The NSW Quitline provides a free, confidential and individually tailored service to assist you in the process of quitting smoking. You can access this telephone service by calling 13 7848 (13 QUIT) from anywhere in Australia.

Healthy UON Training

Keep an eye on the Healthy UON training calendar in Discover for wellness courses on managing stress and mindfulness meditation

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