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So what is a social wellbeing issue?

The SSA is trained in assisting individuals with accommodation or housing concerns, financial hardship, family and domestic violence, and alcohol and other dependencies. The SSA also provides support after a crime or illness and info on nutritional needs.

The Social Support Advisor (SSA) will help you identify social wellbeing concerns and work with you towards a resolution by

- providing individual consultation
- considering emergency relief support
- helping you to liaise with different organisations on and off campus, who can support your specific needs.

The Advisor is a qualified professional with a Social Work degree, who is skilled in listening and being objective, and providing a safe and confidential environment. 

Remember you do not need to be in a crisis to make an appointment.  It is always better to come early to prevent the situation from escalating!  Sometimes you just need to talk it through to make sure you are on the right track.

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Accommodation/Housing Concerns

• Are you currently homeless?
• Do you find yourself at risk of losing your home because of rent-related issues?
• Find that you struggle to maintain long-term housing because of other issues or concerns that you would like to speak to somebody about?

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Financial Hardship

• Have you recently met with a crisis (unforeseen circumstances) that has impacted on your financial situation?
• Do you feel concerned about study expenses?
• Do you struggle financially and require practical financial assistance?
• Would you like some general advice on budgeting and lifestyle expenses?
• Are you in need of emergency relief?


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Support After a Crime or Illness

• Recently been a victim of a sexual assault, physical assault, accident or on-going illness?
• Require support when lodging a police report and/or Violence Restraining Order?
• Would like to talk to someone about it?

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Nutritional Needs

• Would you like more information on how to keep the costs down, while maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet?
• Are you in need of emergency relief?

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