Emergency and crisis support

Emergency support

Are you or someone else in immediate danger? If you are in an emergency:

  • Contact University Security on 03 8344 6666
  • Call the Police on 000
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency department
  • Contact your local psychiatric triage service (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Hospitals close to campus
    LocationHospital Psychiatric triage service
    Parkville campus Royal Melbourne Hospital (Phone: 03 9342 7000)
    St Vincent's Hospital (Phone: 03 9231 2211) 
    1300 874 243
    1800 888 320 (15 - 24 years) 
    Southbank campus The Alfred Hospital (Phone: 03 9076 2000) 1300 363 746
  • If you are in another area

    Call the nearest major hospital - they will connect you with the local after-hours mental health service. You can also find the contact details of mental health services near your suburb or town using the Victorian Government Accessing Mental Health Services Finder.

  • If you are outside Australia

    Please contact your local emergency or crisis services.

Crisis support

A mental health crisis is where you may require same-day or immediate support from a mental health professional.

During business hours

Call Counselling and Psychological Services on 03 8344 6927 and let us know that the situation needs urgent attention.

If you are concerned about a student's wellbeing, you can refer the student to our service. Appointments are voluntary and confidential. You can also contact us for a secondary consultation (mental health advice for others) by calling us at 03 8344 6927.

Learn more about our psychological support for critical incidents.

After hours mental health crisis support

Our standard business hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. For mental health support and advice outside of these hours (including 24 hours on weekends and public holidays), students can contact the University's After Hours Mental Health Crisis Support Service:

  • Phone: 1300 219 459
  • Text: 0480 079 188

Text or call this service for help with:

  • Finding immediate relief from emotional distress
  • Identifying coping strategies for the current problems or a crisis
  • Exploring pathways for longer-term solutions
  • Working out the next steps to take.

Please call 000 (emergency services) if you are in immediate danger. The After Hours Mental Health Crisis Support Service does not offer ongoing counselling, but can link you with on-campus or community counselling, and wellbeing services and resources.

External support services

Explore recommended external support services for mental health emergencies, including suicide and crisis support.

External support services