Getting Help (Wellbeing + Support)
Various links and resources to wellbeing and support in the ABP faculty.
Occupational Health + Safety (OHS)
For any occupational health and safety (OHS) related information, including details on OHS training, University policies and assessment requirements for all staff, please visit the ABP Staff Intranet Occupational health and safety page.
For all OHS enquiries, please log a request via the Staff Services Portal.
Contact University SECURITY at any time by calling 834 46666 or 1800 246 066 (free call). In any life-threatening situation, always call Victorian emergency services first via 000 (0 000 from a University landline). Call University Security immediately after calling emergency services.
If you ever feel unsafe getting around the Parkville or Southbank campus, trained SECURITY officers are available to ESCORT you to locations on or near the campus. This free service is available to all students and staff from anywhere on campus. Refer to the links for more details.
First Aid + Incident Reporting
FIRST AID kits can be found in all print rooms in the Glyn Davis Building and the staff kitchen in Baldwin Spencer. Staff, students, contractors and others must report any hazard and/or incident to their local supervisor or the manager of the work area as soon as reasonably practicable. Please see website for further information.
Emergencies + Evacuation
You should familiarise yourself with the different types of EMERGENCY PROCEDURES in various scenarios.
Emergencies can also be caused by psychological and mental breakdowns. The link below contains emergency contacts for various kinds of situation.
The Safer Community Program (SCP) promotes a respectful, inclusive, and connected campus community that fosters safe learning, working and living at the University of Melbourne. The SCP provides the opportunity to seek support and advice about behaviours of concern, and links and resources to assist.
Health Services for Staff
The UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE is open Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm on all days the University is open. The Health Service provides an appointment based system for the convenience of patients and to minimise waiting time. Bookings can be made via an online booking system.
Other Emergency Contacts
If you’re unable to seek advice from the University’s services please see the other EMERGENCY CONTACTS.
- Lifeline: 13 11 14;
- Poisons Information Hotline: 13 11 26;
- Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or www.beyondblue.org.au
Counselling and Psychological Services
The Counselling and Psychological Services are also available for University staff members. The services available to staff include counselling as well as training sessions and workshops. For more information, please click on the link below:
The move to a virtual campus hasn't just impacted our way of working but also how we interact with each other and our physical environment. During this time, we know that making connections is critical for our wellbeing. See this special ABP Wellbeing page for ideas on how to connect and stay in touch with others.
Developing a supportive learning environment is an important part of teaching – find out more about this important topic here.
There are also times (particularly during submission and exam weeks) when your students may need some guidance to manage university life. Please raise any concerns with the Subject Coordinator or Senior Tutor in your subject, and be aware of Student Services available.
Student Equity and Disability Services (SEDS) provides support for students who need ongoing assistance with their studies. This includes students requiring adjustments for a range of reasons, including disabilities, medical conditions and cultural or religious observances. Amongst other things, SEDS works with affected students to develop Academic Adjustment Plans (AAP). For more information, please visit the SEDS website or contact SEDS by email or by phone on +61 3 8344 0836