Resources for Students

We care about you, and understand that the recent floods and 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.

Updated as of 8th March 2022.
We care about you, and understand that the recent floods and 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.

Updated as of 8th March 2022.

Flood Support Information

πŸ‘‰ Queensland Government – Disasters and Emergencies (https://www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies)

πŸ‘‰ Red Cross – Community assistance (https://www.redcross.org.au/)

πŸ‘‰ Salvation Army – Community assistance and support (https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/need-help/disasters-and-emergencies)

πŸ‘‰ Givit – Individual and direct support (https://www.givit.org.au/need-help/individuals)

πŸ‘‰ Support A Mate – Connect with others to receive or offer support (https://www.supportamate.com.au/)

 

 

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‘‰ Rocklea 4106 Community (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‘‰ UQ Union Morning Marmalade – Free Breakfast @ Central Sizzle Union Complex – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am-9:30amΒ 

πŸ‘‰ UQ Union Kampus Kitchen – Free Dinner @ Union Hub Union Complex – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-6:30pmΒ 

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.