As part of another project, I was asked to provide an up-to-date list of the services, programs and resources that Health, Counselling and Disability Services provides.
It seemed fitting to do a quick blog post to remind readers of the range of things we do. I’ve provided links to all the services, programs and resources.
You’ll notice that some of the list below are in faded text. These are things that are hold due to Coronavirus restrictions.
But all the other things are happening!
You might be surprised at just how many things we do.
Services we provide
Health, Counselling and Disability Services – GPs, nurses, counsellors, disability advisors and equal opportunity advisors as well as wellbeing-focused resources and programs – https://students.flinders.edu.au/student-services/hcd
Health Service – GPs, nurses, and pathology services – https://students.flinders.edu.au/student-services/hcd/health
Counselling Service – Counsellors to discuss academic or personal issues getting in the way of your university experience – https://students.flinders.edu.au/student-services/hcd/counselling
Out of Hours Crisis Line – Crisis support for after hours, weekends and public holidays – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2018/09/10/new-hours-crisis-support-counselling-line/
Disability Service – Disability advisors to provide support for students with disability who require assistance in engaging fully with their studies – https://students.flinders.edu.au/student-services/hcd/disability
Oasis – A community centre focusing on the mental, physical, spiritual and community needs of students – Oasis Centre on Bedford Park as well as Oasis Online – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/ / https://www.facebook.com/oasisatflinders/ and https://flo.flinders.edu.au/course/view.php?id=63157 – The Centre is Currently Closed but our Online Programs are running.
Equal Opportunity Services – Counselling and advice for those impacted by harassment, bullying and discrimination – https://students.flinders.edu.au/life-at-flinders/equal-opportunity-diversity
Prayer rooms – Prayer rooms across the different campuses – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/prayer-room-opening-times/
Safety on campus – Information about the university’s approach to protecting students from sexual assault and harassment – https://students.flinders.edu.au/life-at-flinders/safety-on-campus
Resources we provide
Student Health and Wellbeing Blog – Regular articles on wellbeing and productivity from psychologist Dr Gareth Furber – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/
HCDS self-help library – Self-help materials on the topics of wellbeing, productivity and support services in the community and online – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2020/03/10/counsellinghandouts/
Programs we provide
Overview of programs – An overview of the programs being run by HCD and Oasis – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2020/01/21/wellbeing-programs/
Take a Break Conversations – Collaborate-based drop in chat sessions with a chaplain – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/take-a-break-sessions-with-chaplain-deb-on-tuesdays-2-3/
Flinders Market – Weekly market providing free and low-cost food – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/flinders-community-market/
Chill and Connect with Chaplains – Drop-in sessions at Bedford Park to speak with a chaplain – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/chill-connect-with-our-chaplains/
Wellbeing Ambassador Program – Trained student ambassadors who lead projects around the university with a focus on wellbeing – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/wellbeing-ambassador-program/
Flinders Mates – Student-led face to-face discussions that help domestic and international students get to share their cultures – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/flinders-mates/
Thread Together Van – Free high quality clothing for students struggling to make ends meet – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/thread-together-van/
Mindfulness for Academic Success – A 5-session program applying the principles of mindfulness to academic studies – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/mindfulness-for-academic-success/
safeTALK – Half-day workshop to train students to be suicide-aware helpers – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/safetalk/
Mindful Yoga – Weekly gentle mindful yoga classes run by counsellor and yoga instructor – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/mindful-yoga-class/
Meditation with Dave – Weekly meditation session led by a chaplain – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/meditation-for-relaxation-and-stress-relief/
Studyology – A 5-session program targeting procrastination – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2020/04/27/studyology/
Wellbeing and Productivity Hacks – Brief ongoing lecture series on small hacks people can make to enhance their productivity and wellbeing – https://flo.flinders.edu.au/course/view.php?id=63157
Morning Tea at Sturt Campus – Informal morning tea sessions at Sturt with a chaplain – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/morning-tea-sturt-campus/
Global Conversations – Face-to-face group conversations, led by chaplains to help domestic and international students share – https://oasis.flinders.edu.au/global-connections-and-conversations-groups/
Mental Fitness – Articles and course content on how to build wellbeing and productivity through self-improvement – https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/2019/03/22/mental-fitness-intro/