Resources and Help
It's vital to reach out whenever you need assistance. Please see below for some helpful resources.
Monash University Security
9905 3333 or 333 from a Monash phone. University security is available 24/7 for any on-the-spot help in and around campus. If you are feeling unsafe walking around at night or early in the morning, call them and explain your situation, they will be happy to escort you to your car or the bus loop.
Safer Community Unit
9905 1599 or 51599 from a Monash phone. The Safer Community Unit can be contacted if you need any information, or wish to report someone or something concerning inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviour.
Confidential Counselling Service
Monash also provides free and confidential counselling and psychological services. Reach out to get free assistance whenever you require it. Call 9905 3020 or 53020 from a Monash phone to make appointments.
Philly Survivor Support Collective
The Philly Survivor Support Collective has created an incredibly detailed and supportive PDF resource dedicated to survivors of sexual assault. In it, you will find strategies on supporting yourself and how to go about seeking genuine help.
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence
The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA) offers a range of services including counselling for victim/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children from the age of 4 and adults, female and male. The Centre also works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers.
The Australian National Support Service
The National support service 1800RESPECT is open 24 hours a day and provides free counselling and support. Your call or an online chat will be answered by someone who:
Understands sexual, domestic and family violence
Knows how hard it can be to talk about it
Listens and believes you
Understands that everyone’s situation is different and that no one knows your situation better than you
Can talk through options and help you decide what information, people or services will be most helpful for you.
The Women's Services Network
WESNET provides relief and support to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence and other forms of gender-based violence
Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. Daisy can be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google Play. Once the app is on your phone, you can use it to search for support services in your local area. Choose the type of service you would like (for example 'Legal services' or 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services') and select your state or territory to find services near you.
Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline
Victims Services has a dedicated contact line for Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information on victims rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance. Victims Services is a government agency, part of the NSW Department of Justice. They are available Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
You can contact their 24/7 phone line any time of the day or night and their family violence specialists will support you to find safety from domestic abuse. Safe Steps also assists in reducing the risk associated with fleeing domestic violence situations.
Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people who are in crisis with the services they need right now and nearby. They can help address a wide variety of issues.
The Brave Program
The BRAVE Program is an online program for the treatment of anxiety in young people. It was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Queensland, Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland, and has been specifically designed to teach young people the skills they need to reduce anxiety and to cope with stressful situations.