UniSA’s Counselling Service offers free and confidential short term counselling to all students to help with managing any personal issues that could affect your studies.

Our Counsellors are highly qualified and have extensive experience working with university students. They will listen to your concerns without judgment and work with you, exploring options and solutions that suit your needs.

Counsellors assist students with a wide range of issues including:

  • assisting with personal issues affecting your studies
  • adjusting to change (new culture, university, city, academic expectations)
  • managing stress, anxiety and depression
  • learning about motivation, time management and exam stress
  • offering support following a crisis or trauma
  • dealing with sexual harassment or assault
  • managing a personal or family crisis

Counsellors also run personal wellbeing workshops on campus and provide a range of online self-help resources. We encourage you to make use of our services and resources.

On Campus Workshops

Develop skills to help you meet the demands of studying at university and maintain good health.

Wellbeing at UniSA

Discover useful information and services that promote good health, wellbeing and adjustment to university life.

Respect. Now. Always.

Find out how you can get support if you have experienced sexual violence.

Self-Help Resources

Access a range of useful resources for students to help themselves.


Find us on metropolitan campuses.

Meet The Team

Counsellors are located on each metropolitan campus.

The Desk

thedesk is an online resource that provides students with information and skills to help you be relaxed, energised, and connected during your time at university.
More about thedesk

Urgent Assistance

Make an Appointment

Metropolitan campuses/UniSA Online students
1300 301 703

Mount Gambier campus
(08) 8723 1999

Whyalla campus
(08) 8645 8233


Crisis and Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency Services (police, ambulance, fire): dial 000 (or 112 from mobile phones)
  • UniSA Out-of-Hours Crisis Line: 1300 107 441 or text 0488 884 163 (5:00pm to 9:00am weekdays and 24hrs weekends and public holidays)*
    *Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UniSA Crisis Line will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice. This service is a crisis intervention and informational service providing short interactions and is not intended to be a full counselling service.
  • Lifeline (24 hour counselling): 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service: 8226 8787
  • Mental Health Service 13 14 65
  • National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800RESPECT or 1800 737 732
  • Drug and Alcohol support: National Cannabis Prevention and Information CentreSA Health Drug and Alcohol Services

Serious Incident on Campus

If you are involved in, or witness a serious or distressing incident on campus please contact Security for assistance.