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 is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness.
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
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.
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.
Mental health organisations
24 hour confidential counselling
Help for people concerned about a relative or a friend
Dealing with grief and loss
24 hour phone counselling
Support and referral
How to help others
24 hour phone counselling
Referral to specialist services
Online information and fact sheets
Sexual and reproductive health counselling and information
Same sex attracted support groups
Safe sex information
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)