Deakin: promoting and supporting a safe and respectful community for all
Everyone has the right to live, work and study in a safe and supportive environment. At Deakin, we want everyone to feel safe, respected and included while part of our community.
As part of this commitment, we offer a range of services, resources, training and referrals to empower and support our community.
During your time at Deakin, Safer Community is here to support you if you experience or witness any of these types of behaviour, including family violence, sexual harm and/or behaviours of concern. This free and confidential service can help you to develop a safety plan, if appropriate, and provide advice and referrals to other services.
Other Deakin support services include:
- Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) – free and confidential student counselling.
- Support for students located overseas – counselling and wellbeing service for students currently outside of Australia, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Multifaith chaplains – compassionate support to everyone, whether you’re religious or not.
Support available external to Deakin:
- 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) – national sexual assault and family violence counselling service, including specialist help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Safe Steps (1800 015 188) – family violence response centre
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line (1800 806 292) – 24/7 support for people who have experienced sexual violence
- No to Violence (1300 766 491) – men’s referral service
- Rainbow Health Victoria – supporting LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing
- Lifeline (13 11 14) – 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention across Australia.
Our community’s wellbeing, safety and support is our priority. We continue to improve our programs and support services, and our education and awareness, to build a strong and supportive Deakin community that can positively impact the broader society that we serve.