SCU Out-of-Hours Crisis Support Line and other contacts
Further information about the support services and other options available to survivors or witnesses of sexual violence, is located on our Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment page.
The SCU Out-of-Hours Crisis Support Line - 1300 782 676 - operates between 5pm to 9am on weekdays and offer a 24 hour service at weekends and public holidays. The service is operated by a team of qualified crisis support specialists.
Empathic, collaborative, empowering support to
- find immediate relief from emotional distress
- explore coping strategies for the current crisis,
- safely manage any immediate threats to life or safety,
The service offers immediate and short-term crisis support only, not an ongoing counselling relationship, therapy or treatment.
Support via SMS text messaging
SCU students also have out-of-hours access to a text-based crisis support service.
To access out-of-hours crisis support students should text a message to 0477 751 363, the text will be directed to a trained crisis supporter who will respond immediately by text.
The service offers, and is equipped to provide, immediate, short-term help when help seekers need support to deal with current problems in living that are overwhelming their capacity to cope and may be threatening their safety.
Promised outcomes are emotional support, alleviation of immediate distress, exploration of coping options, increased safety when at risk of suicide or harm from others and assistance in identifying pathways to further care.
This student service has been funded by your Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Sexual assault or domestic and family violence
If you or anyone you know has experienced sexual assault and would like to speak to a counsellor, please contact us to make an appointment.
Immediate Crisis Response
Police and ambulance 000
On Campus- SCU Security Freecall from any campus phone: 1800 004 357
Please seek help from the below services if you have experienced sexual assault or domestic and family violence.
1800 737 732
Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence counselling phone and webchat. Free 24/7
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Hotline
(02) 9819 6565 / 1800 424 017
Sexual Assault Helpline
Available 7.30am-11.30pm, 7 days/week
1800 010 120
Sexual Assault Services
Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs)
1800 806 292 24/7