UTS offers a confidential counselling service to help with a wide range of personal, psychological, study-related and administrative difficulties.
Our services include help with appeals and support, complaints advice, individual and couples counselling, group work and workshops. We also offer a comprehensive self-help section.
Counsellors can help in situations where you:
• think you may have chosen the wrong course
• have stressful circumstances or psychological or emotional issues which interfere with your studies
• need help managing administrative problems or complaints
• want to develop better generic learning skills
• need help as you are on Academic Caution
Counselling services are available to:
• current UTS students
• international students
• couples, if both are students
In most situations the service is free of charge; a few services carry a charge that can be bulk billed to Medicare or Medibank Private (for students with Overseas Student Health Cover).
If you are concerned about the mental health of a student, please see our referrals section.
Inside a first counselling session video:
WATCH: Inside a counselling session - UTS CounsellingTranscript
For urgent situations after-hours, please use the emergency contacts list.
In addition, UTS Equity have a section on preventing discrimination and harassment that includes sections on discrimination, UTS policy, legislation, harassment, conflicts of interest, procedural guidelines and where to go for assistance.
Please also refer to UTS Equity for more on Mental health and wellbeing – Information, resources and support on maintaining mental wellbeing. Includes discussions and resources on mental health, counselling, dealing with anxiety and depression, as well as a list of available help and helpful websites.
You can also find information on resolving grievances, disputes and appeals – Full information on the processes in place for resolving problems and dealing with grievances.