At JCU Brisbane, we offer individual counselling to students for both academic and personal reasons.

At times people experience issues that cause distress, counselling can help to identify and work through these. Our qualified counsellor will help you clarify the problem, explore your alternatives and find solutions.

What does counselling offer?

  • Individual counselling appointments
  • Educational workshops (e.g. managing stress, bullying, homesickness)
  • Support for academic issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Referral to other services as appropriate

What can counselling help with?

Almost anything!

Your issues don’t have to be uni related, and they don’t have to be ‘major’. Some of the issues we deal with include:

  • Managing stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Finding friends, social skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Academic concerns
  • Mental Health issues
  • Trauma, abuse or violence
  • The impacts of physical illness
  • Anger
  • Homesickness and adjustment to life at uni
  • Sexuality
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Self esteem

Counselling Tools

Below is a list of useful mediation audio that the student counselling service recommends. The following mindfulness meditation by ABC Radio and Smiling Minds have been designed to support Uni Students.

5 Count Breath Meditation


Coping with Change

Coping with Thoughts


Responding to Stress

Below is a list of useful mobile apps that the student counselling service recommends. They cover a range of personal help services, you can access at all times.

Youthbeyondblue The Check-in


Recharge – Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well


My QuitBuddy

Smiling Mind

The Toolbox

Mindfulness Apps

Health online: Multiple Mindfulness Apps

thedesk offers students free access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing.

eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

RUOK is a suicide prevention  charity that aims to start life-changing conversations.

Important Phone Numbers

Helpline (Princess Alexandra Hospital): 1300 642 255

Lifeline: 131 114

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Suicide Call Back: 1300 659 467

Brisbane Sexual Assault Services (Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital): 3636 5206

Men’s Line Australia (Supporting men with family and relationship issues): 1300 789 978

Tenants Queensland: 1300 774 263

Homeless Hotline: 1800 474 753

Allianz Global Assistance Overseas Student Health Cover: 13 67 42

Student Assistance Helpline: 1800 994 989