NewsStudy, Money & Life Skills workshop modules are now available online. Visit the Study, Money & Life Skills vUWS site via the vUWS portal.
Who are we?
The UWS Counselling Service is a team of qualified social workers and psychologists. We're here to help you with any issues that might be affecting your study. If you're not sure that university is for you, a counsellor may be able to offer advice and support. We can also help you improve your study skills.
Counselling is free and strictly confidential.
What do we offer?
- Private and confidential counselling sessions
- eCounselling - confidential online service
- Advocacy for academic, administrative, complaint and misconduct issues
- Study and life skills workshops
- Time management planners
- Campus connection
- Advice and information on mental health and illness
- Advice for mature age students
Mental health and wellbeing information
Mental health is everyone’s business and we are likely to be affected by mental health changes, either personally or in someone we know through our studies and work.
About one in five Australians will experience a mental illness and most will experience mental ill-health at some time in our lives.
If you’re facing barriers that affect your study, due to an emotional burden or mental health difficulties, then the Counselling Service or Disability Service might be able to help.
There’s also some really useful information and resources online that can help. To find out more, go to the mental health and wellbeing website.
- myCompass (Black Dog Institute) (opens in a new window) - myCompass allows you to get simple self-help strategies for mild to moderate depression on your phone, anywhere, anytime.
Find out more
- Counselling at UWS - how, when, where and why
- Are you coping with study? How we can help
- Stress and your wellbeing - info and tips to manage stress
The UWS Counselling Service employs experienced counsellors who are psychologists or social workers.
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm. You can call the central booking number on (02) 9852 5199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For immediate crisis intervention when life may be in danger, call 000 or go to your local hospital emergency department.