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SCU Counselling Services

Professional counselling staff are located at Lismore campus, Gold Coast campus, Coffs Harbour campus, and the Hotel Schools in Sydney and Melbourne, and offer assistance to all students – internal students and external students, from first year to post graduate level. Services are free and confidential, and Counsellors are friendly and caring.

The following specific services are also available:

  • Same day bookings;
  • Information and advice – in person, by telephone, or e-mail;
  • Referral to counselling services in your area (where possible) for those seeking long term or specialised counselling;
  • Assistance for times when you may be concerned about a student in crisis;
  • Ongoing counselling and support for students presenting with high levels of stress and more complex academic or personal problems up to a maximum of 12 sessions.

Lifeline

Get Help Now!

If you are thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis, help is available.

No one needs to face their problems alone.

The Desk

thedesk is a free online program aimed at providing Australian tertiary students with strategies and skills for success and wellbeing during their time at university or TAFE

Mindhealthconnect

Mindhealthconnect helps you access reliable and relevant information about mental health issues and services. The site is your first step to finding relevant support and resources to meet your needs.

Beyondblue: the national depression initiative

Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

Headspace – Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation

headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families across Australia. With 30 one-stop-shops, headspace has a range of youth friendly health professionals who can help you with general health; mental health and counselling; education, employment and other services; and alcohol and other drug services.

KidsMatter

KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and early childhood education and care services, and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.

1800RESPECT

The National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence

A confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mensline Australia

Supports men who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties, particularly surrounding family break-down or separation.

Youthbeyondblue

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. If you think you, or someone you know, may have depression or anxiety you can get help now by calling Beyondblue Info line on 1300 22 4636.

ACON

ACON is New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

Incorporated in 1985 as the AIDS Council of NSW, ACON has been widely recognised as an innovative, successful organisation which has adapted to changes in the HIV epidemic and responded early to emerging health issues among our communities.

ACON has been at the forefront of advocacy around issues relating to HIV and to LGBTI health, drawing on
our close connections to community to identify emerging issues and create dialogue around these issues with policy makers and researchers.

ACON has also worked alongside researchers and partners to build a stronger evidence base around HIV and
gay men’s sexual behaviour and LGBTI health, much of which has subsequently affirmed the issues identified by our communities.

Cancer Council

Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused cancer charity dedicated to the defeat of cancer. We are a member of Cancer Council Australia, along with our state and territory Cancer Council counterparts.

Through the development of prevention strategies, research into new treatments and cures, and by providing clinical and emotional support to those affected by cancer, we work towards realising our vision of a society where lives are not cut short by or their quality diminished by cancer.

At Ease – mental health

At Ease has been developed to improve veterans’ mental health by raising awareness and understanding of how and where to seek help, and encouraging veterans to take action to optimise their health and wellbeing.


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