Recent studies have shown that lawyers rank highly amongst the list of professions likely to suffer from depression and other mental health concerns. Because of this, Isaacs Law Society has instituted a Wellbeing portfolio. The aim of the portfolio is to create a safe space and promote a healthier lifestyle for all law and justice students at the University of Canberra.
Just remember that the Wellbeing officers are students just like you and can relate to how intense and overwhelming studying law can be. So, if you ever need a spare friend, get in touch with the Wellbeing officers and we’ll see how we can best support you.
Here is a list of contacts you can contact if in need:
Accident and Emergency - Calvary Hospital (Northside) Phone: 6201 6111
Accident and Emergency - Canberra Hospital (Southside) Phone: 6244 2611
CALMS - Canberra After-hours Locum Medical Service Phone: 1300 422 567
Headspace Canberra (mental and sexual health, drug and alcohol services, and related programs) Phone: (02) 6201 5343
Lifeline (counselling service) Phone: 13 11 14
After-hours GP Helpline - (Healthdirect Australia) Phone: 1800 022 222
Mental Health Crisis Team Phone: 1800 629 354
University of Canberra Campus Security Phone: 6201 2222
'No matter who we are or where we live, we all share a basic concern for safety and well-being of our young people. Their welfare is the most telling measure of our nation’s success – and their potential is the most promising element of its future. It is up to us – all of us – to safeguard that future.' ~ Loretta Lynch ~
ISAACS LAW SOCIETY
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