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.
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.
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.
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.