If it is during business hours and you need assistance, counselling services are a sensible point of contact, but who do you turn to if you are distressed and it is the weekend or public holiday or late in the night? That would be the Flinders University Out of Hours Crisis Line. Details in post. Reading time ~ 1 minute.
Launched in 2018, the Flinders University Out-of-hours Crisis line is now a central component of the emotional support provided to Flinders Students.
This confidential support service is available to all Flinders University Students.
Use this confidential support service if you are:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Emotionally distressed
- Experiencing mental health issues or flare-ups
- Having thoughts of self-harm or suicide
It is available from 5.00pm to 9.00am on weekdays and available 24hrs a day on weekends and public holidays. It is a place to turn to if you are distressed but can’t access Health, Counselling and Disability Services because it is out of normal business hours.
There are two ways to contact the line.
The first is to call 1300 512 409 where you will get to speak directly to one of the out-of-hours counsellors
The second is to send a text message to 0488 884 103 whereby you can initiate a text discussion with one of the out-of-hours counsellors
Between 9.00am and 5.00pm on weekdays, use the normal Health, Counselling and Disability services phone line – 8201 2118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click for more details on contacting counselling services.
If you know another student who is struggling, let them know about this after-hours service, by directing them to this blog post, or to the Health, Counselling and Disability Services web-page.