Mental Health Support Services

Particularly in our current circumstances of COVID-19, our mental health will inevitably be affected, and it is important that we can tune into how we are thinking and feeling, and if we need to reach out for support. More than ever it is so crucial that, if you are feeling low and needing a conversation, that you get in contact with friends, family, or any of the support services below which can provide a listening ear for when things are tough.

Monash Support Services

  • Monash Health & Wellbeing Services – Your one stop shop for all things mental health! If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, this is the page for you, and can help you to navigate steps to receiving support at Monash.
  • Monash Counselling Services – Book an appointment with a counsellor from any campus here (remember, all appointments are via telehealth). You are able to have up to six sessions.
  • Monash Student Support – A portal for student support services, including financial, accomodation, safety/security, international, diversity, spirituality and legal services.

Emergency Help Services

COVID-19 Specific Resources

  • This way up. Access free online tools and learn practical ways to protect your mental health, as well as supporting your friends and family, during COVID-19.
  • Head to Health. Resources from the Australian Government Department of Health regarding COVID-19 restrictions, statistics, resources and tips.

Specialised Support

  • LGBTIQ+ Resources. Switchboard Victoria provides peer-driven support services for LGBTIQ+ people, their families, allies and communities.
  • International Students. Check out resources by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment for international students affected by COVID-19.
  • Women’s mental health. Tailored advice by the Victorian Department of Health designed to meet the particular needs of women and promote improved services for women. More resources are listed under the Women’s Department.

Financial Support

  • Department of Social Services (DSS). Get in touch with emergency relief organisations which provide immediate financial and/or material support to people in financial crisis.
  • Good Shepherd. A charity organisation which provides no interest loans (NILS) and financial information for anyone adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Some resources to support your physical wellbeing

  • Active bodies Online. Monash Sport is providing a variety of health and wellbeing tips, free live workouts every weekday and demonstrations to support active lifestyles.
  • Fitness blender. Free full length workout videos, workout routines, healthy recipes, meal plans, fitness tips and other great resources for people wanting to keep fit.

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