Mental health at RMIT

Here at RMIT we offer a range of resources to support staff and others with their mental health.

  • Employee Assistance Program: for staff with work-related, personal or health problems. This is a free, professional and confidential service. Individual appointments and group programs are available
  • Manager Assistance Program: a phone consulting service providing practical advice and support to supervisors and managers.
  • Training available for staff in the areas of Mental Health – through developME
  • More mental health information for students can be found on the Wellbeing central page.

Online mental health resources

SANE Australia

Sane Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness.

Smiling Mind

The Smiling Mind app offers free access to pre-emptive mental health and wellbeing tools based on mindfulness meditation.

The Check-in app (developed by beyondblue)

For those who want to check in with a friend but are concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse.The app takes you through four steps, super easy and super quick, getting you to think about where you might check in, what you might say and how might you support your friend. There is also a section showing you things to consider, such as what if my friend denies there is a problem or what if I say something silly.


mindhealthconnect is an innovative site dedicated to providing access to trusted, relevant mental health care services including stress, anxiety and depression

Man therapy

Start talking about your manly man issues in a manly way. Man therapy is a campaign designed by beyondblue to challenge the 'Aussie bloke' to address mental health issues surrounding depression and anxiety in a bid to reduce suicides.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression. In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the black dog of depression.

Managing mental health in the workplace - Information for staff and managers

Mental health organisations

External providers


Services provided


24 hour confidential counselling

Support groups

Help for people concerned about a relative or a friend


Support groups

Recovery programs



Online support

Identifying symptoms


Grief and loss

Dealing with grief and loss


Online resources

Self harm and suicide

24 hour phone counselling

Support and referral

How to help others

Sexual assault and domestic violence

24 hour phone counselling

Referral to specialist services

Online information and fact sheets

Sexual health

Sexual and reproductive health counselling and information

Same sex attracted support groups

Safe sex information

Sexuality and relationships

Phone and online counselling

Referral and information services

Includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities

Contacts for emergency and after-hours mental health (Australia)

Mental health emergencies

Emergency services: 000

Campus safety and security: 9925 3333

EAP: 1300 786 860 (24 hours – 0431 199 909)

Anxiety, depression or suicide - 24-hour services

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicideline: 1300 651 251

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Helpline: 1300 269 438 or 9886 9377

Kids Helpline (5 to 25 year olds): 1800 551 800

Sexual assault - 24-hour services

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 or 9349 1766

Centre Against Sexual Assault: 9635 3610

MensLine: 1300 789 978

Drugs, alcohol and gambling - 24-hour services

Turning Point: 1800 888 236

Gamblers Help: 1800 858 858

Grief and loss - 24-hour services

The Compassionate Friends: 1800 641 091 or 9888 4944

GriefLine: 9935 7400 (12pm to 3am)

Mental Health Awareness

Complete the online module

Student wellbeing central

Help a student