Overview: Health, Counselling and Disability Services are one of the support services for students here at Flinders. This post directs you to our Service Brochure so you can get a complete overview of what we offer in terms of supports. Reading time ~ 40 minutes (if you peruse the full brochure).
At its core, Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCD) is about looking after the physical and mental health needs of students.
When you have a community as large as a university (27000+ students) and students might be in that community for 4+ years, you need to have services in place that look those student’s needs, beyond that of just their academic needs.
Over the last few years, the range of programs, services and resources provided by HCD has expanded significantly.
You can get a quick overview of what we do via this video:
But if you want to do a deeper dive into what we do, the best place to look is our Service Brochure. At 22 pages, it isn’t the shortest read, but it does cover the many nuanced components of our service. It also covers important information like privacy and confidentiality which is important to many students, who don’t want their health/mental health journey to intersect too much with their study journey.
As a heads-up, here is a content list, to pique your attention.
- Stay up to date with us – our digital communication channels
- Our services
- Health service – Doctors and nurses for your medical needs
- SA Pathology – a pathology collection site on campus
- Disability Service – supporting students with disability engage with their studies
- Counselling service – someone to talk to when the university experience isn’t working out as you planned
- After-hours crisis line – a crisis advice service accessible after-hours, public holidays and weekends
- Equal opportunity service – targeted support for students experiencing discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault and victimisation
- Oasis Wellbeing Centre and Oasis Online – on-campus and online wellbeing programs for all students
- Our therapeutic programs – training sessions and workshops on different productivity and wellbeing topics
- Our self-help resources – written resources on different wellbeing and productivity topics
- Our partners – other support services at Flinders you need to know about
- Emergency and after-hours services – who else in the community you can get care from
- Privacy and confidentiality – how we handle your information
A critical step in seeking help is knowing what help exists. We hope our brochure goes some way to keeping you informed of what we do. As the brochure lives in the same spot, this URL should access the latest version, as we do update it on a regular basis.
If you have questions about the programs, services and supports we offer, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).