UOW Crisis Support numbers
Call 1300 036 149
Text 0488 884 164
Crisis Support Workers are available
- 4.30 pm-9 am Monday to Friday
- All weekends
- Public holidays
- During the Christmas to New Year period
ANY students enrolled at ANY University of Wollongong campus in Australia can call or text the after-hours UOW Crisis Support Line to receive free and confidential assistance from a qualified support worker. This support is available all year.
You can use this service if you are experiencing a crisis yourself or if you are supporting someone else who is emotionally distressed. In both situations it can be helpful to discuss the situation with a trained Crisis Support Worker.
People can experience crisis as a result of events in their lives such as:
A crisis is a very personal thing. The way that you experience events in your life may not be the same as how others might experience them. That’s OK. Please call or text the line if you are feeling overwhelmed.
The crisis worker will try to help you find some relief from your emotional distress. They will assist you in regard to any immediate threats to your safety, explore your strengths and coping strategies, and help you to develop some plans to assist with longer term solutions to your issues.
At the end of your call/ texts you will be asked if you would like a counsellor from the UOW Counselling Service to contact you during their next business day. This counsellor can assist you to arrange counselling appointments and/or organise for you to receive support from other areas of UOW or from the local community.