There is always hope!
This page provides a number of resources that you might find useful for your personal mental health or to assist those around you.
Life in the 21st century can be difficult. You may be impacted negatively by many things, such as
- Finding your work-life balance
- Student issues, exam pressures
- Stressors at your workplace
- Interpersonal relationships
- Others’ expectations of you
- People who let you down
- A tendency towards negativity
- Mental health issues
- COVID-19, and its effects on your life, your career and your choices
- Feelings of guilt or shame
- Trauma from events in your own life, whether recent or in the past
- Bullying at your workplace or school
- Exclusion from social circles, cliques
Most people will struggle from time to time with some of these, or other issues, and some people experience frequent personal difficulty.
It is common for people to feel ‘alone’ during times of personal stress, and while it is true that no other person can truly experience what you feel, it is also true that most other people also experience difficulty and many have found helpful tools or coping strategies that have proved effective.
All SIA students may access our Student Support officer at any time. Call your campus at the number at the bottom of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many resources freely available, and we would like to encourage you to make use of them.
Please feel free to use the resources on this page, or refer them to other people that you know.
Please note that Skills Institute Australia is not affiliated with any of the organisations linked to below and has no direct or indirect links with any of them.
|Lifeline help line||13 11 44 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)|
|Lifeline text||0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights)|
|Lifeline online chat||Chat online (7pm - midnight, 7 nights)|
|Beyond Blue help line||1300 22 4636 (24 hours/7 days)|
|Beyond Blue online chat||Chat online|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467 (24/7 telephone and online counselling)|
|eHeadspace||1800 650 890 (free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends)|
|Family Relationship Advice Line||1800 050 321 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm local time, Saturday 10am to 4pm local time)|
|Sexual assault, Domestic or Family violence and abuse||1800 737 732 (Phone counselling for people experiencing violence and abuse)|
|MensLine Australia||1300 78 99 78 (For men with family and relationship concerns)|
|Beyond Blue||Beyond Blue has produced fact sheets, booklets and other resources to support everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. The resources cover anxiety, depression, suicide, wellbeing, and workplace and perinatal mental health.|
|Mental Health resources||Find digital mental health resources from trusted service providers|
|Lifeline||Free downloadable resources to help reduce suicide and encourage help-seeking and help-giving behaviours.|
|Reachout||Online mental health service for young people and their parents|
|Black Dog Institute||Mental health resources and support tools|
|1800 Respect||Resources for Sexual assault, Domestic or Family violence and abuse|
|RU OK||To inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with those in their world and lend support when they are struggling with life.|
|National Coronavirus Helpline||1800 020 080|
|Mental health First Aid resource||Downloadable resource for assisting someone distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic|
|Mental health during COVID||Tips for Mental Health during COVID-19. Downloadable resource.|
|Australian government Department of Health||Monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, how you can help stop the spread of the virus in Australia and what to do if you have symptoms.|
|Health Direct||COVID-19 coronavirus in pictures|
|QLD COVID updates||COVID-19 in Queensland|
|WA COVID updates||COVID-19 in Western Australia|