Wellbeing and support
If you are feeling unsafe or unsure what to do about threatening or unwanted behaviour, you can talk to Safer Community about your concerns and options - even if the behaviour happened off campus.
When you contact Safer Community, we will:
- try to understand what’s important to you
- explain and explore options - you decide which is most appropriate
- always consider your well-being
- discuss with you if we need to take steps to ensure the safety of our community
Safer Community is an inclusive service. We welcome all students and staff and will work with you to meet your individual needs and refer you to appropriate services.
You can contact us directly on 03 9925 2396 or at email@example.com and we will get back to you within our business hours. If your issue is urgent, you can contact RMIT Security or the Student Crisis Line on 1300 305 737.
All relationships are different, but healthy relationships are based on equality and mutual respect.
Intimate partner violence occurs at similar rates in DGSS relationships as they do in heterosexual relationships.
There are additional unique forms of family violence that take place in DGSS relationships, which means it can often be difficult for victim/survivors to identify it or seek help. If you feel disrespected, unsafe, or are experiencing violence or abuse in your relationship, Safer Community is here to support you in the way you want and need.
Safer Community is an inclusive service. We welcome all students and will work with you to meet your individual needs and refer you to appropriate services.
- w/respect is a specialist LGBTQIA+ family violence service that supports LGBTQIA+ communities and their families affected by family violence.
- iHeal works with people from LGBTQIA+ communities to offer specialist family violence support.
- Undercurrent is a nonprofit, inclusive organisation focused on community education, building healthy relationships and challenging the attitudes, beliefs and actions that enable violence.
- 1800 Respect – learn more about healthy relationships at 1800RESPECT, the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.
Building 8, Level 3
368-374 Swanston St
Melbourne Vic 3000
Opening hours Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Closed weekends and public holidays.
Come in and discuss your individual concerns or needs in a private, confidential, inclusive and safe setting. Culturally and clinically appropriate services are available to all who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or anything else. A non-judgemental and informative focus underpins the areas of speciality, including sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, PrEP prescribing, physical and emotional health.
The RMIT Counselling Service is a free and confidential short-term counselling support for all RMIT students. All our counsellors have undergone Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities Ally training and we are passionate about providing a safe and supportive space for our international and domestic LGBTQIA+ students.
We can help you with a diverse range of issues, including:
- sexual orientation and gender identity questions
- coming out to friends, family and RMIT students and staff
- gaining confidence in who you are
- overcoming Minority Stress caused by trans, bi or homophobia; rejection; harassment and discrimination
- gender transition
- love, sex and relationships
Equitable Learning Services (ELS) are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all.
Registering with Equitable Learning Services allows us to provide you with assistance. Once you're signed up, we can start making any necessary adjustments to your study conditions including communicating with your teachers to request they use your (preferred) name and pronouns.