Staying safe this summer break!

Staying safe this summer break

We’re leading into what many of us would say is the best time of year. We’re finishing up our last assignments, exams are almost over…and soon enough we’ll be out celebrating with friends the year that’s passed.

You might have some end of year parties planned or a warm summer getaway calling out your name.

It’s a time to relax, enjoy and have fun!

And as cliché or dull as it might sound, a big part of that is also knowing how to make sure that you, your friends and anyone you interact with can also have a joy-filled and safe time. We want you to have a summer that is memorable for all the right reasons.

So today, we’re sitting down with Jo McNamara, one of the University’s counsellors to talk through the nitty gritty details of a few scenarios you may encounter this summer; from responding to slut-shaming, being aware of spiking and safe drinking practices, to how ask for consent!

If this interview has raised anything for you, then please contact the following services:

UofA Counselling Support:

North Terrace / Waite:  +61 8313 5633 

Roseworthy:  +61 8313 7932

Wirltu Yarlu: +61 8 8313 3623 / +61 8 8313 5663

University Crisis Line (After-hours support):

Call: 1300 167 654 

Text: +61488884197

UofA’s Mental Health Triage (emergency):

Call: 131 465


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