Mental Health Support
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For QUT Students
The doctors and nurses of the QUT Medical Centre are always open to discussing and helping you with any of your mental health concerns - such as depression, anxiety or other concerns. We provide a safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental environment. QUT Medical Centre doctors can refer patients to Psychologists or Psychiatrists as appropriate. We also work in conjunction with the QUT Student Counselling Services.
For QUT Staff
QUT staff are able to access the QUT Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which offers staff four free confidential sessions with a Psychologist. Assure Programs has been a leading provider in the Employee Assistance field for over 10 years, they offer flexibility with regards to times to meet the demands of busy people and offer a choice of male and female counsellors. All counsellors are well credentialed and highly skilled.
Call 1800 808 374 or visit assure programs
Some useful links
is an organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia
- Black Dog Institute
is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
- Bite Back
is a new and ever-changing space where you can discover ways to amplify the good stuff in life, share real and personal stories with others, check out videos, blogs and interviews of interesting people, check and track your mental fitness, and get your teeth stuck into a bunch of activities!
operates around the clock improving the mental health and well-being of people impacted by mild to moderate depression through
- free counselling, peer support and assistance for people dealing with depression
- a working well peer support service specifically for people dealing with depression in the workplace
- the information service, which provides people with the right tools to locate information on resources, causes of depression and treatment options
- E-couchprovides information about emotional problems - what causes them, how to prevent them and how to treat them. It includes exercises to help you understand yourself and others better. Even better, it provides you with a set of strategies that might help you to improve your life.
is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12-25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They help young people who are going through a tough time. Looking for someone to talk to? If you're 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. With centres all around Australia, maybe headspace can help you.
provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. Phone 13 11 14
- MensLine Australia
is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Phone 1300 789 978
- Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
provides a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practice skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. This is achieved in several unique ways. Quizzes, information, referrals and programs. It is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation.
- QLife - Living Proud
is Australia's first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The project will provide nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing.
- Rape & Domestic Violence
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling for anyone - women and men - in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters. Phone 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
is Australia's leading online youth mental health service. It's the perfect place to start if you're not sure where to look. Every year it helps hundreds of thousands of young Australians with information support and stories on everything from finding your motivation, through to getting through really tough times.
- Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
- Sleep Hygiene
We all need it but sometimes we short-change oursleves when it comes to sleep, yet a lack of sleep affects our memory, mood and general cognition.