AHIC has partnered with Interrelate for counselling support. Students are encouraged to seek support from qualified counsellor if they wish to talk about study or personal issues. Interrelate will provide free and confidential professional support, advice and counseling to all students either over the phone, via video or face to face.
When booking, please state that you are a Student Assistance Provider client and you are currently studying at AHIC. The service is free and confidential and you are not identified to the AHIC.
To book your appointment, Call Interrelate on 1300 473 528
Our Senior Student Service Manager and the academic and administrative teams have an open-door policy and are willing to talk to you about any matters you may be facing. Individual assistance is available for students in need of specialised counselling. Inquire at Students Services for assistance.
If you would prefer 24/7 immediate external support, you can call one of the following numbers
· Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14, https://www.lifeline.org.au/;
· Salvo Youth Line: 9360 3000
· Salvo Suicide Prevention: 9331 2000
· Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636; https://www.beyondblue.org.au/home
· Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
· Alcohol and Drug Counselling: 9799 1199
Online support can also be found at:
· Headspace - https://headspace.org.au/; a place where young people or their friends and family can learn about mental health issues or get support;
· Reach Out - https://about.au.reachout.com/; practical support, tools and tips help young people and their parents get through anything from everyday issues to tough times;
· Black Dog Institute – https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/about-us/who-we-are/overview, information to help with the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing; and/or
· https://mindspot.org.au/ - online assessment and treatment for stress, anxiety and depression.
Also remember to maintain your good mental health through building relationships, exercising, eating a healthy diet, avoiding excess alcohol or drugs, getting a good night's sleep, regular check-ups with the doctor and seeking help if you feel you are not coping as well as you could be. (Source: Tips for good mental health https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/tips-for-good-mental-health; Accessed 23/07/2019.)