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Counselling service and self-help

UTS offers a confidential counselling service to help with a wide range of personal, psychological, study-related and administrative difficulties. If you have urgent situations after-hours, please use the emergency contacts list


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).  
Please note, the University reserves the right to take all necessary action to protect the safety of its staff, students and facilities, and to ensure reasonable use of services and facilities. This may include revoking or placing conditions on access to facilities, services, or campus precincts.
If you are concerned about the mental health of a student, please see our referrals section
Inside a first counselling session video:
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In addition, UTS's Equity & Diversity Unit offer advice and support around your rights and responsibilities including discrimination and harassment, as well as UTS policy, legislation and procedural guidelines. They also provides links to mental health and wellbeing information and resources. 
You can also find information on resolving grievances, disputes and appeals – For full information on the processes in place for resolving problems and dealing with grievances.