Once you’re registered we’ll be in touch to discuss what you’re going through and then pair you with a member of our friendly team.
Please note: This is not a crisis helpline. Support is available for you. If you need urgent help then 24/7 support services can be contacted via the below:
If you feel like talking to someone – even a general chat, we have two placement student counsellors, Susan and Priya, from Monash University available through the Highett Neighbourhood Community House. Speaking with one of the counsellors could give you an opportunity to talk about how you are feeling in a safe and non-judgemental environment and help you identify your resources to cope with these uncertain times. Please contact us to make an appointment on 0492 800 592. The ongoing pandemic is a novel experience for most of us and as such, it can be a trying time. It is important to take care of ourselves and be in touch with how we are feeling, in such circumstances. Being away from friends and family, there are feelings of grief, anxiety or worry that may surface for some of us, while others may feel frustrated, restless and disconnected from others. All of these reactions are valid and understandable in the current climate. It is important to acknowledge and understand these feelings and reach out for support if you feel you might need it. Some helpful tips to manage such feelings are –
This also includes focusing on things we are still able to do rather than those we are not, for instance, catching up on some reading, listening to some podcasts, trying some new recipes, learning new instruments and languages, taking up gardening or parenting a houseplant.
In the current climate, taking these steps can seem like a challenge. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us to make an appointment on 0492 800 592.