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Where can I access support?

ECU encourages all students to seek support. Sexual assault and harassment is not something you have to cope with on your own.

ECU has staff available to support all students who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. You do not need to submit a formal report to access this support. ECU will not contact the police without your consent.

Support services at ECU

ECU Security can be contacted at all hours, seven days a week. They will also follow up with other ECU support staff or police and emergency services if required.

Call ECU Security: (08) 6304 3333

ECU's student counselling service offers a confidential counselling service, available on both the Joondalup and Mt Lawley campuses.

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4:30pm, phone (08) 9370 6706 for appointments.

Out of Hours Crisis Line provides students with additional support overnights and on weekends. The phone support service will operate from 5pm to 9am on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends, providing students with mental health and wellbeing support.

Students can access the service by calling: 1300 583 032 or texting: 0488 884 232

Student Success Officers assist students in negotiating university life and offer one-on-one appointments for students to explore and develop plans to overcome any challenges. Student Success Officers can assist with referrals, providing financial and housing advice or support and more.

Students can book an appointment by calling 134 328 or emailing studentsuccess@ecu.edu.au

Student Health Services assists students and staff with their health care needs. You can make an appointment at one of our medical centres by booking online via the website, or calling the following:

  • Joondalup: (08) 6304 5618
  • Mount Lawley: (08) 9370 6814

Our University Contact Officers are alternative contacts for students and staff on matters related to harassment, discrimination and victimisation.

An ALLY is a person who is informed about, is sensitive toward and has an understanding of issues faced by the LGBTIQ community. An ALLY affirms the experience and rights of LGBTQI people and chooses to challenge the homophobic and hetero-sexist values of others.

For more information, head to our ALLY network web page.

Community support services

There are a range of community services available for people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) provides a 24-hour, seven days a week emergency counselling and medical service in metropolitan Perth.

Call: (08) 6458 1828 or 1800 199 888 (free from landline).

1800 RESPECT is a counselling, information and referral service for all Australians. It is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Call: 1800 737 732

Yorgum provides counselling for Aboriginal children and adults of all ages who have experienced family violence or child sexual abuse. Available Monday to Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm

Call: 1800 469 371

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