If you have difficulty adjusting to life at UTS College, or experience loneliness, sadness or other challenges, we can help. It’s important to talk with a professional before issues or concerns affect your studies.

Student Success Advisers

If you’re experiencing issues that are affecting your studies, contact a Student Success Adviser. They’ll work with you to help you stay on track. They may also refer you to the welfare team or UTS counselling service, depending on your circumstances.

Academic students: 1pm till 4pm Monday to Friday.

English language students: 10:30am–12:00pm and 1pm–3pm Monday to Friday.

UTS counselling service

If you’re experiencing stress, psychological or emotional issues, counsellors provide confidential counselling at no cost. They can also help you develop effective learning strategies and study skills.

The main UTS Counselling Service is located on Level 6 of the UTS Tower Building for appointments on Monday, Wednesday - Friday.

Note: Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic UTS Counselling Services are only accessible remotely, until further notice.

We recommend that you contact our Student Success Advisers and they will put you in contact with a counselling professional.

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Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing help you succeed in your studies. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of things:

  • Get enough sleep
    Sleeping well is good for your brain and body. It helps you feel energised, stay focused and protect your mental health

  • Eat well
    Eating well can improve your mood, energy levels and general health and wellbeing. Fill up on nutritious food (like vegetables, fruit, and whole grains) and drink plenty of water.

  • Stay active
    Staying active can help you sleep better, manage stress, and boost your mood. Get involved in some of these sport and recreation activities on and off campus.

  • Connect
    Spending time with other students, friends, and your community can help strengthen your mental health and wellbeing. Try volunteering, or connect these social and cultural activities.

  • Avoid unhealthy habits
    You’ll sleep better, feel better, and keep a healthy headspace if you avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

Here are some more tips on maintaining good mental health

Other available support

In addition to our Student Success Advisers and UTS Counsellors, our Welfare Team is here to help with your welfare and accommodation.

There’s also a range of community-based online and telephone support services and resources that may be helpful:

  • Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover 24/7 Support Line

Access counselling services, medical assistance from a registered nurse, emergency legal advice, health system guide and interpreter service.

Call 1800 887 283.

  • Lifeline

Counselling and support 24 hours, 7 days a week. Face-to-face counselling is available in some areas.

Call 13 11 14.

  • Beyond Blue Support Service

Counselling and support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 1300 22 46 36.

  • Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline care and will listen anytime for any reason.

Call 1800 551 800.

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS)

This service is available across Australia, 24 hours a day. They will answer questions on alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Call (02) 9361 8000.

Online support resources

Provides information, mutual support and advocacy services, education, and advice about protecting mental health.

Provides information about depression to consumers, carers, and health professionals. Includes a ‘find a professional’ directory.

A world leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

A website of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Easy to understand information tailored by age group.

24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services, online tools, facts and information.

National Mental Health Charity.

An online youth mental health service.

Sexual Assault and Counselling.

National peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.

Covers Legal Aid matters under the Mental Health Act.

An alcohol and drug search directory.

Represents all people affected by eating disorders.

Provides information and assistance related to mental health in languages other than English.

Provides support and advocacy for families and friends of those living with mental illness or disorder.