We have an array of resources for staff to help support students who may be experiencing personal difficulty and distress. If you are a staff member concerned about a student's wellbeing, you can refer the student to our counselling and wellbeing service on their campus. Appointments are voluntary.
Guidelines for staff supporting students
Reality Check: Steps for Identifying & Supporting students "At Risk" or in Distress
These guidelines are to assist you identify distressed or at-risk students and provide information about how to offer support and make referrals.
Practical Wisdom: Steps for Managing Disruptive Student Behaviour
These guidelines refer to disruptive student behaviour exhibited in their on and off-campus study-related activities, and provide guidance on desired management responses.
Workshops and training
Whether you'd like to attend training to build your own mental health literacy, or organise a workshop for your students, we can tailor a solution to suit. We also offer an accredited two-day Mental Health First Aid Training course. See our workshops and training section for more details.
Staff counselling at Griffith University is provided by Davidson Trahaire Corpsych. This support can include self-assessment for alcohol use, problem gambling, stress and depression, and also provides support for managers dealing with staff mental health issues in the workplace. Staff login is required to access the staff counselling page.
In an emergency
For immediate crisis intervention when life may be in danger, ring 000 or go to your local hospital emergency department.