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Student Support

We want you to have a rewarding experience during your studies here, but there may be times that you are struggling or need some extra support.

Our friendly Student Engagement Managers and the AFTRS Counsellor can help. Click the link below to book meetings with them.

Book an Appointment with AFTRS Counsellor 

Book an Appointment with Student Engagement Manager 

CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES

NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511 

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 

MensLine Australia:  1300 78 99 78 

Lifeline: 13 11 14 

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 / online chat

SANE Australia: 1800 187 263

QLife: 1800 184 527

Butterfly (Eating Disorder Support): 1800 334 673 / online chat

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017 
  • Sexual Assault Counselling Australia: 1800 211 028
  • Domestic Violence Impact Line: 1800 943 539
  • LGBTIQ+ Violence Service: 1800 497 212

SELF-HELP RESOURCES

AFTRS has partnered with Headpsace to offer all AFTRS students free membership to the Headspace app. You can create your account here (please note: you will need to use your studentnumber@student.aftrs.edu.au email address to register)

COPING

Article: 10 Tips on Coping with the Hard Stuff

Article: Coping Mechanisms: Dealing with Life’s Disappointments in a Healthy Way

STRESS & ANXIETY

Short video: Understanding the basics of anxiety

Article: How to Manage your Anxiety and Stress

Article: Journaling to Cope with Anxiety

Free Online Assessment & Support Tool: MindSpot

Free Short Course: Understanding Anxiety, Depression & CBT

STUDY, WORK & MONEY

Articles: Reach Out – Study, Work and Money

Article: Learning Anxiety – 10 Ways to Calm your Mind

Article: Student Budget Hacks

Article & Budget Calculator: Manage your Money on a Student Budget

GENERAL WELLBEING

Free Short Course: Nature Connectedness

Free Short Course: Digital Wellbeing

Free Short Course: Nutrition and Wellbeing

Free Short Course: Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life

OTHER RESOURCES

Black Dog Institute

ReachOut.com

ReachOut NextStep

Smiling Mind