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The Australian National University


The ANU offers a free and confidential counselling service to all current ANU students and staff. Counselling services to students are provided by Counsellors in the Counselling Centre, while services to staff are provided by the Adviser to Staff or by external advisers. The Centre also provides group programs for common issues, public seminars, and a paired walking program called "Get Up and Go" 

To make an appointment you can:

  • visit the Centre which is located immediately above the Health Service on North Road (near the Coffee Grounds Cafe).
  • telephone on 6125 2442 (ext 52442).

The Centre's opening hours are from 9:00am to 4:45pm weekdays, closed from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for lunch.

See Making an appointment for more detail on what we can provide

The information you provide to us as health professionals is personal and private. Please see our Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information policy. If you are concerned about someone who may be attending counselling, please see our Information for concerned family and friends.

NEW: Check out The Desk, a free online program providing Australian tertiary students with strategies and skills for success and wellbeing.


Urgent help

Mental Health Crisis Service tel: 1800 629 354 (24 hours)

Lifeline Canberra tel: 13 11 14 (24 hours)

Kids Helpline (for people aged 25 and under) tel: 1800 55 1800 (24 Hours)

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Updated: 26 November 2015/ Responsible Officer:  Registrar / Page Contact:  Webstyle