Information for Staff
The Counselling Service provides information for staff who may have concerns regarding a student.
Staff members are encouraged to contact the Counselling Service for:
- consultation regarding specific student concerns
- information on how to refer students to the Counselling Service
- what to do in an emergency
For Managers or Supervisors, you may also find the ‘Mental Health Toolkit for Supervisors' useful. This resource has been created by the HSW team.
- Mental Health Awareness Training Module
Mental Health Awareness: Responding to Students
This training module aims to support staff in promoting student well-being and the culture of care, respect and safety at the University of Adelaide.
Visit the Mental Health Awareness page for more information about the training.
- Information Sessions
- Crisis Information
Staff may sometimes come into contact with students who are experiencing distress or trauma. Below is some information which may assist in these difficult situations.
In an emergency please contact University Security on 8313 5444.
Responding to distressed students
Coping with traumatic incidents:
Adjusting to the experience
For family and friends
- Staff Counselling
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free counselling assistance to University employees experiencing personal difficulties at work or at home.
Counselling is provided by an experienced and impartial team of counsellors who are employed by an external agency.
EAP is confidential and anonymous.
Any staff member wishing to access a Counsellor can contact the service direct by phoning (+61 8) 8352 9898 during business hours or 0418 883 855 after hours and on weekends and public holidays.