Resources for Students

We care about you, and understand that COVID-19 has made it difficult for everyone. With UQ student Zoe Hamilton, we've compiled a range of resources from UQ Union, the University of Queensland, the Australian Government, and a variety of organisations to help support you when you need it.
We care about you, and understand that COVID-19 has made it difficult for everyone. With UQ student Zoe Hamilton, we've compiled a range of resources from UQ Union, the University of Queensland, the Australian Government, and a variety of organisations to help support you when you need it.

Student Advocacy and Support

Student Advocacy and Support is here to provide assistance on matters relating to the following matters:

It is a free, independent, short term support service for all UQ students. You can find out more about it here.

 

Community Assistance

πŸ‘‰ West Side Helping Hands for COVID-19 Brisbane (Facebook)

πŸ‘‰ Indooroopilly/4068 Community Group (Facebook)

πŸ‘‰ Paddington, Milton, Rosalie 4064 residents (Facebook)

πŸ‘‰ QLD Health Community Support List (https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/covid-19/support-communities/covid-19)

πŸ‘‰ COVID Public Health Directions and Domestic and Family Violence https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0028/129934/covid-public-health-directions-and-dfv.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3eW_k6TWx-sHKM9A2BKtMi0ut-5s9w-DWmboKLiCd-m4Fgday-uxmZdSI

Most suburbs have a local community Facebook group – search around to see if yours or the surrounding areas has one.

Food Relief

πŸ‘‰ Brisbane-based food relief services (https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/financial-support/local-community-food-relief)

πŸ‘‰ Food and emergency relief services across the QLD state (https://www.qld.gov.au/community/cost-of-living-support/emergency-relief-program)

πŸ‘‰ Grocery delivery services include Coles (https://www.coles.com.au/covid19/coles-online-updates) and Woolworths, as well as some smaller businesses

Mental Health Support

πŸ‘‰ Beyond Blue (https://www.beyondblue.org.au)

πŸ‘‰ Lifeline Crisis Support (https://www.lifeline.org.au)

πŸ‘‰ Black Dog Institute (https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au)

πŸ‘‰ Headspace pamphlet, available for multiple languages (https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/mount-druitt/headspace-flyers-now-available-in-21-languages/)

πŸ‘‰ Mental Health Treatment Plan (https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-treatment-plan)

If you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you will be entitled toΒ MedicareΒ rebates for up to 20 individual psychological appointments per calendar year until 30 June 2022. This gives you access β€” subsidised by Medicare β€” to certainΒ psychologists,Β occupational therapistsΒ andΒ social workers.

Important Phone Numbers

πŸ‘‰ 13 HEALTH (13 43 25): for health advice

πŸ‘‰ 1800 173 349: Community Recovery Hotline, for accessing food/essential items if you have no other means of access

πŸ‘‰ 134 COVID (134 268): for health advice in isolation or quarantine

πŸ‘‰ 1800 020 080: National Coronavirus Helpline for information on COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccinations

πŸ‘‰ 1800 811 811: Domestic Violence Connect- Women’s Line

πŸ‘‰ 1800 600 636: Domestic Violence Connect- Men’s Line

πŸ‘‰ 1800 737 732: 1800 RESPECT phone line service which is available 24/7
A big thank you to Zoe Hamilton for generously compiling these resources for the broader UQ community.