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Counselling

The Counselling Service provides free and confidential counselling for all students. Our counsellors are professionally qualified psychologists and social workers. We offer support, information and assistance to clarify and resolve a range of issues, which might otherwise interfere with personal wellbeing or academic effectiveness. Personal issues may include stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems or family difficulties. We also assist with adjustment to university life and address academic issues such motivation, concentration and procrastination.

The Counselling Service also has online support through Blackboard IM. Head to the Counselling website and click through to ‘looking for online support’ to register. Click here for a YouTube clip outlining how to register.

Callaghan campus

In order to see you as quickly as possible and get the support you may need, the Counselling Service based at the Callaghan campus uses a triage system.

A triage appointment is a 20 minute interview with a triage officer who will briefly assess your current situation and may book you in to see one of our counsellors or connect you with other services that are better able to help you address whatever difficulties you are experiencing.

Triage appointments are available Monday to Friday from 10 to 12.30pm and 2 to 4pm.These appointments cannot be prebooked and are made on the day.

If you are an existing client of the service you may request an appointment directly with your counsellor, however if it has been twelve months since you have seen a counsellor, you will need to be seen by a triage officer.

To book an appointment you can:

– ring 4921 5801

– drop into our office  Room HA209, Hunter Building,opposite the Griffith Duncan stairs

– send an email including your phone number so we can contact you to discuss appointment times.

Central Coast campus 

To book an appointment you can:

– ring 4348 4060

– drop into our office – the Student Support Unit, adjacent to the Library

– Send an email including your phone number so we can contact you to discuss appointment times

Port Macquarie

To book an appointment at Port Macquarie please call Student Support Services on 6581 6200

Phone 02 4921 5801
Email counselling@newcastle.edu.au
Website http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/counselling/
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