Notice: All of our appointments are distance appointments from Thursday 19th March 2020. Appointments continue to be available to students through zoom meetings (video or instant messaging) or a phone call.
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 offer online or phone counselling. 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? You can also read our information sheet on accessing support from a distance. 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. Our Counselling Guide or Counselling Information for Students fact sheet outlines the Counselling Service and how counsellors can assist UTAS students.
After Hours Crisis Support
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?