Your wellbeing and safety is paramount to Kaplan Professional, so we understand there can be a number of factors that may impact your studies. We promote opportunities to encourage students to live fitter, happier and healthier lifestyles. Being a successful and well-adjusted student means knowing how to stay healthy by choosing enjoyable activities, exercise and sport, and what to do in case you are injured. This includes increasing your energy levels, managing stress, sleeping well and feeling better about yourself by improving your general wellbeing. Kaplan Professional wants to ensure your experience is well rounded and balanced to help you attain the most from your studies, so we encourage you to take advantage of the services that are available to you. LifeWorks CounsellingCommunity ServicesStudy WellMental health and wellbeingGambling, Alcohol and DrugsSupport for students with a disabilityStudent support servicesSexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH)Student PoliciesLifeWorks Counselling Kaplan Professional engages LifeWorks to provide confidential and free counselling to support the wellbeing of our students. LifeWorks offers initial support and assistance to individuals who have personal and/or work-related issues that may impact on their: Wellbeing Work and study performance Safety Individual and workplace morale Psychological health Counselling is aimed at assisting individuals to: Understand and clarify issues that are directly concerning them, including any underlying issues Identify and explore options to address those issues Develop plans to approach the issues and find constructive solutions To access LifeWorks service, feel free to call 1300 361 008 and advise them you’re a Kaplan Professional student. Trained counsellors are available at any time of the day or night and the service is completely anonymous. Please note: It may also be helpful to check if your employer offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Community Services There are a number of community resources available for students to connect with at no cost. A list of services and contact numbers can be found here. Study Well Being a successful and well-adjusted student means knowing how to stay healthy by choosing enjoyable activities, exercise and sport, and what to do in case you are injured. This includes increasing your energy levels, managing stress, sleeping well and feeling better about yourself by improving your general wellbeing. To Study Well, Kaplan Professional promotes opportunities to encourage students to live fitter, happier and healthier lifestyles. Download our fact sheets on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and coping with stress. Mental health and wellbeing Managing the pressures of balancing study, work and a social life can be challenging. Having a healthy study-life balance will help you to enjoy your time at Kaplan Professional and achieve your goals while you study. Kaplan Professional is committed to offering an equitable and inclusive environment for staff and students. We aim to provide students with greater awareness and understanding of mental health issues, provide information on study-life balance, and promote mental health support services. Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs As a student at Kaplan Professional, your life extends beyond your studies. Making healthy and safe decisions, including whether or not to use alcohol or other drugs, is one of the added challenges you may have to face while studying. You should be aware there are some useful guidelines about enjoying social places, and taking a responsible approach to drinking alcohol, and protecting your physical safety. Someone can have a gambling problem if they are addicted to an activity where they cannot control the urge to participate, and it’s having a negative impact on their lives. Gambling doesn’t just affect your finances, it, can also affect your health. There is a strong link between gambling and mental health, as well as a connection between gamblers smoking or drinking alcohol. Tobacco smoking is the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia. It is responsible for the greatest disease burden and accounts for approximately 15,500 deaths per annum. Additional information on gambling, alcohol and drugs can be found here: Alcohol and Drug Support Gambling Smoking Support for students with a disability During your admission process with Kaplan Professional, we do encourage you to advise us if you do require additional support throughout your studies. Further information on support for students with a disability can be found here. Student support services If you’re studying a vocational education course, you can contact our Student Services team on 1300 662 203. Alternatively, you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are studying a higher education course, you can contact our Student Advice team on 1300 135 798. Alternatively, you can also send an email to email@example.com. Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH) We’re committed to providing a safe and respectful learning environment for our students, including those who may have experienced sexual assault and sexual harassment. To find out more, please click here. Student Policies The student policies covered in relation to the information provided above are below: Access and Equity Policy Assessment Policy Critical Incident Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Policy Electronic Media Policy Prevention of Harassment and Bullying Policy Reasonable Adjustment Policy Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy These policies can be downloaded and viewed from the student policies and forms section on our website here. Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended as a general summary and should not be relied upon by any person as a substitute for professional assessment, advice, counselling or treatment. Kaplan Professional accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by a person relying on information on this website or any other to which it is linked.