Help & Crisis Support
Remember, if it is an emergency or life is in danger, please call 000.


Crisis support with a key focus on suicide prevention in Australia (available 24/7)

13 11 14


Information on depression, anxiety and how to help yourself or a friend. Telephone, online and email support available (available 24/7)

1300 22 4636

Suicide Call Back Service

Free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, or suicidal thoughts (available 24/7)

1300 659 467

Lifeline NZ

Offers crisis support helpline services as well as face-to-face counselling (available 24/7)

0800 543 354

Starting Med School

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Starting medical school can be both an exciting and daunting time for all first year students. Regardless of whether you’re an undergraduate student fresh out of high school or a graduate entry, medical school is thoroughly unique. It is important to recognise the challenges of medical school and acknowledge how difficult they can be to handle.

Scenario 1 – Money

‘I’ve just moved to the city to start med school and I don’t have much money. I really feel like not having any money is starting to stress me.’

Scenario 2 – Medical School Study

‘Medical school is so different to anything I’ve done before. I don’t have discrete subjects to study, the pace is so fast and I’m never sure of how much depth to go into when studying.’


Scenario 3 – Isolation

‘I had to move away from my family home to study medicine. My family and my friends are all really far away and it’s too hard to travel back to see them often. I feel really isolated and alone during the semester when I’m at uni.’

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