Access counselling services

Our Student Counsellors provide confidential help and support on an individual level for students’ wellbeing.

Need immediate assistance?

Visit our safety & emergency support page for resources and advice.

Where to find support

Curtin College offers a personalised and professional Counselling service

Your mental health is important and needs to be prioritized because it impacts how we think, feel, and behave. Your mental health can affect your work, relationships, study, and everyday life. When you have good mental health, you are more productive, creative, have great social relationships, good physical health, and improved learning. However, when you have poor mental health, you always feel worried or anxious, your mood changes, you struggle with sleep, you can start to abuse substances, your weight or appetite changes and your learning can rapidly decline. This is when you should be concerned and act quickly to protect your mental health. If you want to learn more about mental health, please visit Beyond Blue.

Speaking to a trained Professional Counsellor in a confidential and non-judgmental space can be useful to help you clarify what is important, cope with difficult situations, meet your goals, empower you to solve your own problems and lead a healthy and balanced life.

People might see a counsellor for a range of issues including but not limited to: 
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Addiction
- Cultural concerns
- Homesickness
- Life/study balance
- Difficulties with studying 
- Grief and loss
- Relationship problems  
- Sexual harm
- Traumatic incident (past or recent) 
- Thoughts about self-harm or suicide. 

Curtin College has a Student Counsellor who can provide free short term counselling support. Our Student Counsellor can provide support, advocacy and assist in the event of a personal crisis or emergency. We can also provide referrals to the Curtin University Counselling Service which offers Psychological, Counselling and Accessibility Services. We can also refer you to other services around Western Australia to best support you in your circumstance.

You can book an appointment with our Student Counsellor online here - https://bit.ly/counsellorbooking or you can email counsellor@curtincollege.edu.au to make an appointment. The counsellor is available Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Appointments can be in person or via phone/zoom.

Cancelling an appointment:

Late notice cancellations/absence could have been given to someone else in need. Please cancel your appointment on the booking website or email us if you are unable to attend or no longer require it with at least 2 hours’ notice. There is no cancellation fee as this service is free however if there are multiple cancellations or absences, the Student Counsellor has the right to decline appointments and refer you to external services for support.

For more information about the Counselling Process at Curtin College please read this.

If you are worried about a student at Curtin College and would like the Counsellor to check-in please read this.

Other telephone and counselling services

For immediate emergency help

Our counselling service is not a 24-hour service for students in crisis. If you need immediate emergency help, contact LifeLine or SuicideLine now.

Lifeline (all ages)

  • Telephone counselling 13 11 14 (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)

  • Support Chat (Open 7 pm – 4 am 7 days a week)

  • Lifeline’s 24/7 crisis support services can be accessed through the free Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. The caller should then ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the language required.

1800Respect: Sexual Assault & Family/Partner Violence Crisis Counselling (all ages)

  • Telephone Counselling 1800 737 732 (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)

  • Online Counselling (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)

Beyondblue (all ages)

  • Telephone Counselling 1300 22 4636 (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)

  • Chat (Open 3 pm – 12 am 7 days a week)

eheadspace (for ages 12 – 25)

  • Telephone counselling 1800 650 890 (Open 9 am – 1 am 7 days a week)

        Chat (Open 9 am – 1 am 7 days a week)