OP provides a supportive environment for those students who experience personal challenges that impact their studies.
Time in a tertiary institution like OP is an important development stage in life where your identity becomes clearer and you grow in self-confidence. Although this process is normal and healthy – it does come with its own stresses.
An OP Wellbeing advisor can be available to help you at short notice, is accessible to students and staff for teaching advice, and offers a number of support groups and workshops.
What support can I get?
Wellbeing support is for any OP student who feels they are challenged by emotional, work/home life, relationships – or any other stress that is impacting on your study and wellbeing.
Wellbeing support is not an emergency service, it is a short term management/support/advice/connection service resource for OP students. EPS is available for any emergency services.
A Wellbeing advisor will:
Identify what is impacting your study/life
Offer you what you need to stay well and on track
Enable you to set SMART goals
Refer you to appropriate services within OP or the community
Need to talk to someone?
The Hub, H Block
Remember, there is always someone to talk to.
Types of support offered to you
What can I expect in the first meeting?
Students are seen on an ongoing or intermittent basis depending on their needs. The issues and challenges you are facing will be discussed and a care plan will be devised that best suits your needs. Counselling will be discussed as an option, and a referral to Student Health will be given if needed.
You will be contacted regularly and the support plans will change and adapt to your needs during your study. Confidentiality is important although liaising with your teachers is encouraged with your permission.