Mental Health and Wellbeing

Below we have compiled a collection of resources that might be useful when considering your own mental health and wellbeing, or that of those around you. There is a wide range of support services available on campus, off campus, online, and over the telephone, detailed below. You can follow the link to their websites to find out more, or call the numbers provided for more information. If you have any questions or comments about the services and resources listed, please contact our Special Interests Director: special.interests@bondlsa.com.au 

 

On Campus Support Services

Bond University has a variety of resources as well as spaces that offer support to students on campus. We’ve listed some below and provided some information as to where you might find them.  

  1. The LSA – you can find us as you walk into the new Law Building
  2. On campus spaces –
  3. Nyombil Centre – this centre is located in Student Court and is a great place to go if you need some relaxed study

Off Campus Support Services

With the campus being located near the center of the Gold Coast, local support centres are never too far away for students in need.  

1. Headspace  https://www.headspace.com 

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. If you’re aged 12 – 25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. headspace has centres across Australia. 

The closest headspace office is located on Level 1, H20 Broadwater, 1/2 Nind Street, Southport, Queensland 4215.  

You can also get in contact with the Southport office via this number: (07) 5509 5900 

2. Local Community Health and Support Centre’s https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/our-services/mental-health 

As aforementioned, the Bond University campus is located near central Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Health website provides a list of local medical and mental health centres and their availability.  

Other Online Services 

1. Beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au 

Beyondblue is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to move the focus on depression away from a mental health service issue and towards one which is understood, acknowledged and addressed by the wider community.  

Visit the website for more information or,, call 1300 02 4636 at any time of the day for immediate support.  

 

2. Black dog Institute https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au 

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. While everyone experiences varying degrees of stress in life, it can certainly  be tough know at which point this transforms into depression, anxiety or another mental health issue. The Black Dog Institute’s ‘self-testing’ fact sheets can be helpful here. They also have clinics, but their healthcare professionals require a referral from a patient’s managing doctor. 

3. ALSA Publications 

The ALSA Depression Handbook was produced in conjunction with beyondblue and other partners. The Handbook addresses the startlingly high rates of depression within the legal profession and within law schools themselves. It provides a good range of tips for students experiencing depression, and friends of those experiencing depression. 

‘Defending Your Sanity’ was produced in 2012 and is a readable and sensible guide to maintaining mental health through the stresses and travails of a law degree, and into life beyond. 

4. Eheadspace https://www.eheadspace.org.au 

Eheadspace, an initiative by headspace, offers a confidential and anonymous support service to young adults, their family and friends, where they can talk to a mental health professional to access the help they need.  

You can also give them a ring on: 1800 650 890 

Helplines/Useful Telephone Numbers 

  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 
  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Beyondblue Helpline: 1300 22 4636 
  • Rainbow Counselling Services QLD: 1300 364 277 
  • National Sexual Assault, Domestic & Family Violence: 1800 737 732 
  • MYLINE: 1800 695 463 
  • Sexual Health Information Line: 1800 451 624 
  • Domestic Violence Line: 1800 656 463 

For the Translating and Interpreting Service, please call 13 14 50. If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, you can call the National Relay Service on 13 36 77.