The happiness and wellbeing of residents is central to life at Lincoln. We want all students to feel safe, included and at home while living here and we offer a range of student support services to deliver this, including live-in staff and residential advisors.
At Lincoln, Executive Residential Staff members, including our Dean of Students, live on site to ensure support is available at any time and never too far away. Our Dean, Dr Jordan Bell, a trained Clinical Psychologist, has a PhD in resilience and expertise in adolescent and young adult mental health.
At the core of our wellbeing focus are our Residential Advisors, who look after the corridor that they live on. Living among other residents provides the Residential Advisors on the ground knowledge of issues residents might be experiencing. They are trained in leadership, community building, mental and physical first aid, sexual assault prevention training, conflict resolution, equal opportunity and fire safety to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every student at Lincoln. The Indigenous Advisor also plays an important role in mentoring all students.
At Lincoln we focus on the wellbeing of our residents and help them to develop skills of resilience, mental flexibility and positive outlook that are highly valued by employers who are coming to understand the value of mental health and fitness in future employees. For our residents, being able to demonstrate practical skills and personal qualities in these areas, allows them to enhance their job prospects after leaving university.
Being a university residence, Lincoln also has access to University student support services. If students experience university related challenges or are worried about where their course is taking them, we can assist them to access these resources, as well as our own, to help them navigate the issue.