Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dealing with grief and loss

BeyondBlue - Dealing with grief and loss

If you are in a crisis situation

Call police or ambulance on 000 or Monash security 333 (9905 3333)

For specialist advice and support or if you have concerns for someone else, please contact Safer Community, 990 51599 (9am - 5pm, weekdays),

Phone counselling open 24/7; free and confidential for:
Monash Students: 1300 788 336
Monash Staff: 1300 360 364

Lifeline (24 hrs) 13 11 14

BeyondBlue Helpline: 1300 224 636 (

Suicide prevention line: 1300 651 251

People who can help in the School

Mental Health First Aid Ambassadors

Mental health first aid ambassadors help improve mental health literacy across the University, and can offer mental health interventions for staff and students, keeping information confidential where appropriate.

Kate Elliott

Phone: (03) 9905 0508, 25 Rainforest Walk, Level 1, Room 114

Lesley Wiadrowski

Phone: (03) 9905 5678, 25 Rainforest Walk, Level 1, Room 104


Fernando Gordillo Altamirano, Mental Health Champion

Fernando is a Medical Doctor and a first-year PhD student in the Barr Lab.
He also runs the Social Media for the Monash Mental Health Champions Initiative.

See his Facebook post here.

Find other student mental health champions here.


Fiona Hibbert, HDR and Education Officer

Phone: (03) 9902 0880, 25 Rainforest Walk, Room 105


Kate Elliott, Honours Technical Coordinator

Phone:  (03) 9905 0508, 25 Rainforest Walk, Room 114

Other Services

Monash Counselling Service
Drop-in or call 9905 3020 9am - 5pm weekdays.
University Health Service, 21 Chancellors Walk, Campus Centre, Ground floor.
Make an Appointment

Monash Mental Health Resources

Monash Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Students

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Staff

Mental Health and Emergency Contacts