Here to support you with pressures in your life

UQU Student Advocacy & Support Welfare & Wellbeing service is here to support you when you need it. We can help with matters regarding stress, emotional support, Centrelink, finances and other pressures that can impact on your life while you are studying at the University of Queensland.

Welfare & Wellbeing Appointments Available

By clicking on the ‘book an appointment’ button above you can make an appointment for one of the following:
Welfare & Wellbeing Appointments
Are you having difficulties at home or university? Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Or maybe you’re just in need of some extra support? SAS’s Welfare Advocates are trained professionals that can help you with a whole range of issues to help you navigate life while you are at university.

Centrelink Appointments
Not sure where to start when applying for Centrelink? We can assist you with general Centrelink information and exploring your eligibility for Centrelink payments.

Financial First Aid
Are you having difficulties with you finances? SAS can provide you with the opportunity to talk to someone about your financial situation, discuss any immediate concerns and work towards practical ways of getting you back on top of your money.


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Other Places You Can Get Support

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute provides a 24 hour free mobile phone/computer-based programme to assist those with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress (myCompass).
beyondblue is a national organisation that has a range of information and resources associated with depression and anxiety. Useful resources and further information about beyondblue programmes are available on its website at or by contacting its Support Service on 1300 22 4636 (toll free). The Support Service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.
A number of children and youth may also need emotional support. Kids Help Line is a free and confidential, telephone counselling service for 5 to 25 year olds in Australia.
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. The project provides 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.
Lifeline Australia provides a free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone counselling service for adults needing emotional support. Lifeline Australia also has a range of information and resources available from their website, about providing care in times of crisis.

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