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Few of us would ignore a physical symptom that caused us to worry or got in the way of a full or enthusiastic life. Why should an emotional symptom get any less attention?
Difficulties are inevitable. Sometimes life gets lonely, confusing or miserable and it can be hard to know what to do about it. Problems can exhaust us and hinder us from enjoying our studies, life and relationships and pursuing goals, dreams and interests. Talking to friends and family can often only help so far.
Speaking with a counsellor can help, no matter how big or small the problem. Click on the process of counselling link if you would like to know more about it.
We have counsellors from a variety of cultural backgrounds who see individual students, couples or even family members with a wide range of issues that prevent you from making the most of your time at University.
For your first counselling appointment, please click here to complete our confidential assessment form that will be sent through to one of our Counsellors. This confidential questionnaire provides us with a better understanding of how we can help you. If you are not comfortable filling this out online, copies can be obtained from our Health and Counselling Centre. Within three days of receiving your questionnaire, we will contact you and offer you an appointment.
If you need to see someone in an emergency please contact us on 09 2136700. An emergency would include you feeling that you are at risk of hurting yourself or feeling too overwhelmed to function.
The student counselling service does not provide an after-hours service. Outside our normal service hours (8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday) the following services can be contacted:
In a mental health emergency please contact the mental health crisis team on 0800 800 717 (or call 111).
Other 24-hour telephone counselling services include:
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Last updated on Friday 14 December 2018