Flood resources and support for students

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Things you might notice

Everyone will experience and process major events differently however, there are some common cognitive and behavioural reactions you can watch out for.

All responses are normal when reacting to trauma and are in no way an indication of weakness. Don’t be afraid to seek help and assistance.

  • Anger
  • Confusion
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling guilty
  • Nervous and worried
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Denial
  • Tired and exhausted
  • Lack of motivation
  • Generally blue/down
  • Sadness or grief

Emotional wellbeing supports

  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 / TEXT: 0477 13 11 14
  • Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Red Cross / Emotional Support: 1800 733 276
  • Qlife Australia Wide LGBTQI+ Support: 1800 184 527
  • Connect to Wellbeing (NSW) 1300 160 339
  • SCU Counselling: 02 6626 9300
  • SCU Equity & Inclusion (Disability Supports): 02 6626 9514
  • SCU After Hours Crisis Support Line: 1300 782 676 / TEXT: 0488 884 143
  • NDIS Participants Support

Financial supports

NSW

Housing/accommodation supports

  • Link2Home (NSW): 1800 152 152
    State-wide information and referral service to assist people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
  • Connecting Home (NSW): 1800 048 310
    Support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Service NSW: Emergency Accommodation: 13 77 88
    Temporary Housing Support Package
    Help for people who need accommodation support/register to apply
  • Service NSW Rental Support Scheme
    Floods Rental Support Scheme
    Up to 16 weeks rental to flood victims in temporary accommodation/register to apply
  • QLD Community Recovery Hotline: 1800 173 349
  • QLD Community Recovery Portal: Offers financial, emotional support, info and referral to people in QLD who have been affected by floods
  • Services Australia Disaster Support: Disaster Recovery payment/allowances and help for people directly affected by floods
  • Red Cross Grants: $500 cash grants for impacted households, applications open Friday 18th March
  • Salvation Army: Assistance with food, hardship grants, clothing, wellbeing
  • Services NSW: Various disaster payments
  • St Vincent De Paul: Assistance with food, clothing, wellbeing, financial assistance up to $3000, for flood-affected residents (NSW)
  • SCU ASSIST: One-off financial payment depending on eligibility

Please send all enquiries to scuassist@scu.edu.au

Student Safety, Support & Wellbeing Coordinator: Briony Leonard briony.leonard@scu.edu.au

Student Care & Support Senior Manager: Teri King teri.king@scu.edu.au


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