Welfare Toolkit

Access services to support your wellbeing. The Student Welfare Service can provide a range of information and referrals to additional services. Book an appointment via welfareservice@westernsydney.edu.au or 1300 668 370 (option 5).

Sexual health

Sexual health isn't just about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). It's caring for yourself physically and emotionally when you’re in a sexual relationship. Sex should be pleasurable and safe and must be based on consent.

University Services

Free condoms are available via the Student Welfare Service and the Women’s and Queer rooms on each campus.

If you’ve experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault on campus, University Counsellors can provide emotional support and assist you to report the incident via the Sexual Offences Reporting Portal. Book an appointment with Counselling via counselling@westernsydney.edu.au or call 1300 668 370 (option 5).

The Ally Network is a group of 200+ students and staff across the University who are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful culture for LGBTQI community members. Find an Ally here

External Services

NSW Sexual Health clinics – Find your closest clinic.

Play Safe – Information about sex, contraception and STI testing.

Family Planning NSW – Provides information on sexual health and reproduction.

ACON - Community Health organisation for the LGBTQI community.

1800RESPECT – 24/7 service to support those impacted by sexual assault

International Student Health Hub - Sexual health resources for international students

Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and alcohol can play a large part in the social culture at university. Be informed about the impacts that drug and alcohol use can have on physical and mental wellbeing.

University Services

If drugs and alcohol are a problem for you or someone you know, support is available. Book an appointment with the Student Welfare via welfareservice@westernsydney.edu.au or Counselling Services via counselling@westernsydney.edu.au or call us on 1300 668 370 (option 5)

External Services

The Alcohol and Drugs Foundation – Information about drug and alcohol services

CounsellingOnline – Access online counselling support for drug and alcohol issues

DrinkWise – Alcohol information and support services.

Standard Drinks guide

Family Drug Support – Support and information for families of alcohol and drug users. Ph: 1300 368 186

NSW Quitline – Free and confidential 24 hour phone service to assist you to quit smoking. Ph: 13 78 48

Student Parents & Carers

The University understands that juggling your studies alongside caring responsibilities can be challenging. The Family and Carer Supports webpage and Student Parent and Carer Toolkit provides information about policies and services available to support you on your University journey.

Domestic and Family Violence Resources

Domestic and family violence is a pattern of behaviour to gain power and control. There are many different types of abuse including psychological or emotional violence, sexual violence, financial abuse, physical violence and spiritual violence.  

It can happen to anyone regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, age, social background or culture and can occur in any relationship.

No matter what your relationship to someone is, sexual, domestic and family violence are never ok.

Source: 1800RESPECT

University Services

If you’re experiencing domestic and family violence, the Student Welfare Service can organise short-term crisis housing and limited financial support. We can also provide referrals to other services for additional support. Book an appointment via WesternNow or 1300 668 370 (option 5)

External Services

For immediate crisis intervention when life may be in danger, call Emergency Services on Triple Zero (000) or go to your local hospital emergency department.

1800RESPECT - 24/7 online counselling service. Ph: 1800 737 732

NSW Domestic Violence Line - 24/7 online counselling service. Ph: 1800 656 463

Lifeline - 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention service. Ph: 13 11 14

Mensline Australia - 24/7 online counselling service for men. Ph: 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline - 24/7 online counselling service for young people aged 5 - 25. Ph: 1800 55 1800

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline - 9am to 9pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends and public holidays.
Ph: 1800 880 052/ ITS: 13 14 50/ NRS: 1800 555 677

The Immigrant Women’s Health Service - Counselling, health and legal service for immigrant women. Ph: 02 9726 4044/ 02 9726 1016 

Translating and Interpreting Service - Free phone service to access an interpreter in your own language. Ph: 131 450 24/7

Additional Support

Can't find what you're looking for? Visit our Wellbeing Resources webpage to learn about other services including 24/7 support.