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.
Our service is free to all students and completely confidential.
Book a face-to-face or phone appointment with a UniSA Counsellor.
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Find us on metropolitan campuses.
Counsellors are located on each metropolitan campus.
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Metropolitan campuses/UniSA Online students
1300 301 703
Mount Gambier campus
(08) 8723 1999
(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 826 346 (5:00pm to 9:00am weekdays and 24hrs weekends and public holidays)
- 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 Centre; SA 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.