UTAS counsellors offer confidential and professional counselling to students experiencing a range of academic, mental health and personal concerns including (but not limited to) anxiety, stress, depression, motivational problems and relationship difficulties.
Counsellors are located in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Sydney and well as online. For details on accessing the Personal Counselling service near you visit our Ask Us article, How do I make an appointment to see a counsellor? Counsellors can also assist with accessing specialist services in the wider community.
We recognise that these and other difficulties may impact your ability to study effectively. The Counselling Information for Students Fact sheet outlines the Counselling service and how counsellors can assist UTAS students.
After Hours Crisis Support
Life still happens after business hours! If you need to speak with a counsellor during these times you can call the University Crisis Line on 1300 511 709 or text on 0488 843 012
This service offers short term help to manage current problems that might be overwhelming your capacity to cope, impacting on your mental health or your sense of safety.
It can also provide support and advice if you are concerned about someone else.
The service is via phone and will link you to a qualified crisis support worker. Rather than providing longer term therapy or intervention, the service will assist with the immediate situation and provide appropriate referral if necessary.
It is confidential, free and available when you need it outside of business hours and on public holidays.
- I need help with some personal issues. Who can I talk to?
- How do I make an appointment to see a counsellor?
- Do you have information about rights, privacy and confidentiality for UTAS Personal Counselling services?
- How can I maintain or improve my physical and mental wellbeing while studying?
- Are there any resources for managing anxiety, stress and/or relaxation?