Here at SUEUA, we understand the importance of what healthy mental wellbeing means for people, as well as the need to provide any support we can when it is necessary. Engineering and university, in general, can be difficult periods in life.  Below, we have included a number of resources that students, staff, and associates can use to seek professional mental health support. Remember that it is never a fight that you have to bear by yourself, and you will get through it.

Student Support Services

Emergency Accommodation

A selection of different options for short-term housing provided by the University of Sydney.

Legal Services – Undergraduates

Legal advice provided by the University of Sydney SRC for free to all undergraduate students.

Call: 9660 5222


Legal Services – Postgraduates

Provides free legal advice, representation in court and a referral service to postgraduate students who are SUPRA members.

Living on a Student Budget

The University of Sydney provides a breakdown of the necessary funds and allocations required to live comfortably while studying in Sydney. For international students, the Department of Home Affairs recommends at least $21,041 Australian dollars per year to cover living costs. This number may vary with lifestyle choices and needs.

Budget Planner – Click Here

SRC Caseworkers

Provides free, independent, and confidential advice and support for academic rights & appeals, special consideration & special arrangements, HECS & fee refunds, academic misconduct & dishonesty allegations, show cause & exclusion, Centrelink issues, tenancy & accommodation, harassment & discrimination, financial issues and tax help (July–October).

Call: 9660 5222


USYD Safer Communities

Call (Working Hours): 02 8627 6808

Call (Out of Hours): 1800 SYD HLP


USYD Special Considerations

If exceptional circumstances such as illness, injury or misadventure significantly affect your short-term academic performance in an assessment task, you may be eligible for special consideration. Exceptional circumstances are defined as circumstances that are beyond your control and unavoidable.

Rape and Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence NSW

A body dedicated to ending domestic and family violence in NSW by providing support to its members and advocating with governments.

Domestic Violence Helpline

Call: 1800RESPECT

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

Call: 1800 424 017

NSW Domestic Violence Helpline

Call: 1800 656 463

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sexual Assault Service (24/7)

Working Hours: 9515 9040

Outside: 9515 6111

24 Hour Crisis Help


Call: 000

Mental Health Line (24/7)

Call: 1800 011 511


Call: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue

Call: 1300 22 4636

Suicide Call Back Service

Call: 1300 659 467


Aboriginal Community

Beyond Blue

Specific information and resources by Beyond Blue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Head to Health

An Australian government resource that provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families who have experienced mental health issues.

Your Room

Your Room has information to support Aboriginal people in NSW in reducing the harms caused by alcohol and drugs and to help our mob become healthier.