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Counselling services


Student Wellbeing psychologists and social workers provide a variety of services, initiatives and resources to support students of USC and to foster positive mental health.

Individual counselling

Stressful personal, study or health related problems can make it hard to manage the demands of daily life and studying at university.

Talking to someone who understands the pressures and difficulties you are experiencing can be helpful.

USC's counsellors listen to your concerns, help you clarify key issues and assist you in developing strategies for either resolving the problem or dealing with it more effectively.

Resilient people talk it over. Our CARE to Ask Counselling Guide helps you establish which kind of appointment you need.

  • Common areas students seek help
  • What to expect at your appointment
  • Book an appointment
  • Confidentiality

e-Counselling service

e-Counselling is a confidential email based question and answer service that provides short-term assistance and support to students enrolled at USC.

The service provides information, resources and support to students dealing with study-related or personal difficulties and can be a helpful first step in making contact with the Counselling Service.

  • Who is it for?
  • How to register
  • Confidentiality

Emergency contacts

Students requiring urgent help should contact:

  • Lifeline (24 hour phone counselling service) Tel: 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service (24 hours) Tel: 1300 659 467
  • Sunshine Coast Mental Health Services (Crisis number) Tel: 1300 767 155
  • Police or QLD Ambulance Service Tel: 000 or via mobile Tel: 000/Tel: 112


USC Counselling Service resources:

Community resources: Information and contact details for community-based counselling and support services.

Useful links: Online self help resources for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, youth health and wellbeing, suicide and self-harm.

Information sessions and workshops

Student Wellbeing counsellors offer information sessions and workshops to help students adjust to university life and to develop skills for managing stress and achieving life style balance.

During Orientation:

  • New Horizons — Starting Uni as a Mature Age Student—this three hour session, held during Orientation, offers new mature age students the opportunity to talk with current mature age students, to discuss any concerns they may have about returning to formal studies, to be given helpful tips on how to access the student resources effectively, and to ask lots of questions. Morning tea provided.

During semester:

USC support programs

  • UNIfy student support program
  • Elite Athlete program
  • Psychology Clinic
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