At Kent, we understand that studying in a new country can be challenging. It can take time to settle into your new city and studies. And living a long way from family and adjusting to new ways can add increased difficulties and stress to your life.
But we also know that students who are doing well in all areas of their life achieve better academically. Therefore, at Kent we encourage you to do things that support your physical and mental wellbeing to help you stay on track and achieve success. This includes connecting with people and getting involved, doing things you enjoy, learning to manage stress and asking for support when you need it.
To help you do this, Kent offers:
- Workshops to develop your personal and professional skills to achieve career success like our LEAD program
- Social events and activities. Start by having a look at our Events Calendar
- A Reflection Room where you can take a break
- The ability to talk confidentially to campus staff onsite during office hours
Please note, if you require immediate support outside of campus hours or wish to speak to a crisis line, please see the options below:
Triple zero (000) Triple Zero calls are free.
* Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
* Is your life or property being threatened?
* Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?
* If you answered YES call Triple Zero (000).
SANE Australia (Weekdays, 9am-5pm).
Provides information about mental illness, treatments and where to go for support and help.
1800 18 7263 | www.sane.org
Beyond Blue (24 hours)
Telephone help support
1300 22 4636| www.beyondblue.org.au
Lifeline (24 hours)
Telephone support for people thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis.
13 11 44 | www.lifeline.org.au
1800RESPECT (24 hours)
Counselling service supporting people dealing with sexual assault, abuse, or domestic and family violence.
1800 737 732 | www.1800respect.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service (24 hours/7 days a week)
Provides 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
1300 659 467 | www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au