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Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

TOP is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy, friendly and collaborative environment for all students. You can find assistance via the TOP student support team, online resources, workshops and professional bodies. For more information on student safety, click HERE.

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Relax-1For whatever reason, if you need to study and work we want to make sure you have a good plan in place to get you through. Very often students neglect themselves and don’t allow enough time to relax and enjoy quality time with friends. Your study time will only make up a small percentage of your life in total. Remember other areas of your life will help you grow just as well. 

   

ilovefood-1Did you know there is an “I love food day”?
YEP, that’s right. Here at TOP, Student Services celebrate the weirdest (and funniest) days of the year.
Never a dull moment. Keep an eye out for our monthly presentations outside of the Student Services office to see what day is coming up!

 


Mental Health

Good mental health is essential for all students to achieve their academic success. Many people experience mental health difficulties. It is quite common that students experience psychological distress or mental health difficulties, such as acting inappropriately or in disruptive ways; exhibiting aggression and disrespect and so on. Mental health difficulties can significantly reduce a student’s capacity to meet their course requirements, it can also highly impact their personal lives throughout all aspects.

TOP has various activities to promote mental wellbeing and facilitate a healthy student’s life cycle, such as Stress-Free Week before the exams each semester. If you need any assistance, or you would like to just chat with someone about your situation, please do not hesitate to drop into Student Services. Our staff can listen to your story and give you support if you need, including hot tea, chocolate and a hug. 


You can also contact the below services for help:
Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14 (24-hours)
NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511 (24-hours)

Other contacts:
Victims of Crime Support Line: 1800 633 063
Alcohol and Drug Counselling: 02 93618006
Crisis Service-ask for after-hours crisis workers: 02 9515 6111

It is important for you to know that you are not alone in dealing with the pressures you may face as part of your studies. All members of the TOP team are willing to offer guidance and support if required. Individual assistance is available for students in need of specialised counselling.

Please feel free to contact the Student Services Office via studentservices@top.edu.au or just drop by.


The below resources and information provide various ways that you can get the right kind of help for you:

Beyond Blue 

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

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The Black Dog Institute 

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. They are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness.

Reach Out.com 

Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people. They provide practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times.
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Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

24 Hours Help Line Phone: 13 11 14