ActivateUTS Wellbeing Reps act as support networks for students and advocate for mental health and wellbeing services. These services range from on campus, off campus and online.
Wellbeing Representatives are there to help you access the resources you need, but not to act as counsellors.
A list of UTS services and external partners can be found below:
- UTS Counselling: UTS Counselling Service can provide support during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. UTS Counselling continues to operate and has the flexibility to provide counselling via phone and video conferencing platform Zoom to UTS students. UTS Counselling has made a comprehensive Student Self Help Guide which covers an array of wellbeing and mental health topics.
- UTS Accessibility Unit: Students can register with Accessibility at any time during their degree. The Accessibility Unit is the university’s central contact point for all students living with one or more disabilities, medical or mental health conditions. The Accessibility Service provides assistance and support to access services, and to make requests for assessment arrangements and reasonable adjustments.
- eheadspace; has a great resource on how to deal with stress related to Covid-19 which you can find here. You can also find information about mental health and wellbeing on their website, as well as a live online chat forums.
- batyr is a for purpose, preventative mental health organisation that engages young people in conversations surrounding mental health. batyr aims to empower people to reach out for support and to utilise the abundance of mental health services available in Australia. https://www.batyr.com.au/
- ReachOut have an abundance of online support resources relating to University Stress, and also Corona Stress. ReachOut is a great online support tool for students focusing on a variety of mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Kids Helpline is another source of support. Forget the name, they also advocate for 18-25 year olds. They have Corona related and broader support at https://kidshelpline.com.au/
- Lifeline is a crisis support hotline and are available for 24/7 support. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
To ask us a question, or to find out more about any of the above services, please complete the following form and we will be in contact as soon as possible. All conversations and discussions will be confidential.