Residential support services
At MRS, you’ll have access to a range of services, including medical, financial and mental health support. It’s all part of belonging to a community that’s here to look out for you.
On-Campus Food Service (Clayton)
We are very proud of the great team in our Food Services, who provide amazing support to the RST for our community programs. For those who live on campus at Clayton, there is also our Halls Cafe - located in the Residential Village. The Cafe is open from Sunday dinner until Friday dinner (and on the weekends during exam period and orientation). Great tasting, but inexpensive, the Halls Cafe is a fantastic resource for residents.
Medical health support
You’ll have access to our medical clinics on the Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses, as well as the dental clinic at Clayton.
Whether it’s coming to terms with budgeting for the first time, or dealing with mounting financial pressures, financial advice can go a long way. Our financial assistance page has a number of tips and tools, and can direct you to support services at Monash.
We also offer a number of scholarships specifically for on-campus residents.
Mental health support
One out of every five Australians experiences a mental health problem in any given year. We’re here to help you find the support you need. All of our staff and Residential Support Team members are trained in Mental Health First Aid – a program we first implemented in 2007.
If you're experiencing mental health issues, there are a number of options, depending on what you’re most comfortable with:
- Talk to one of staff or Resident Advisors
- Access Monash counselling services
- Contact an external service such as Beyond Blue, Lifeline, Headspace, Mood Gym or Reachout.
- A combination of the above
We are focussed on your needs and experience - our Residential Support Team is here to help and support you through whatever issues you are facing - so not only will we respond to any request for assistance, we are actively looking out to make sure you are doing ok.
Equity and access
Making sure everyone can access our accommodation is really important to us. Find out more about how we make our accommodation accessible to those with disabilities.
You can also read our policy about University Equal Opportunity.