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If you or someone you know needs help, the Mental Health Line offers:
It is staffed by mental health professionals who will ask questions to determine if you or, the person you are concerned about, needs ongoing mental health care and how urgently it is needed.
They can put you in contact with the most relevant mental health service for children, teens, adults and older people.
The Mental Health Line is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 011 511.
Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour telephone crisis support in Australia. Volunteer crisis supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online.
Lifeline for students in the Hunter:
Lifeline can be accessed by calling 131 114 within Australia, or via:
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) provide a platform for you to compare notes, discuss difficult concepts and review weekly material with other students. Sessions are led by a trained PASS leader who previously received excellent grades in your course.
It’s free, it’s proven to work, and it’s for everyone – you don’t even need to book ahead, just turn up!
Due to the pandemic, PASS are currently running in the PASS Blackboard site (you will only be able to view the PASS Blackboard site if you are enrolled in one of the courses which has PASS offered with it). More information can be found through the University's website:
Academic skills, such as researching, independent study, writing, critical reading, problem solving and logical thinking are essential for university, which can be a new and challenging experience.
Academic Learning Support are here to help with Study Skills, Writing Skills, Maths and Stats, as well as Research Writing for Postgraduate PhD and MPhil students.
This team of dedicated Learning Advisors provide free services to all University of Newcastle students:
Chaplains at the University offer compassionate help in all situations and support the spiritual life of the University community – but you do not need to belong to a religious group to see a chaplain.
Chaplains are experienced, credentialed religious workers who are authorised by their faith tradition to provide support and guidance.
You can contact the Chaplaincy by calling: