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Counselling and mental health support

Professional and confidential psychological and mental health services are free and available through our Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Overview

As a student, you can access specialist input on a wide range of personal, academic, social and psychological issues that may impact your life, through our Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Individual therapy/counselling with a clinical psychologist (counsellor) gives you the opportunity to talk confidentially about any concerns that may be impacting on your academic performance or mental health and wellbeing. You can also access self-help resources and workshops.

You can contact CAPS on 86278433 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Crisis and after hours contacts

If you have immediate safety concerns for yourself or others, call triple zero (000) for emergency services (fire/ambulance/police).

University of Sydney Crisis Line

If you need to speak to someone outside CAPS business hours, you can contact the University of Sydney Crisis Line from 5pm to 9am weekdays, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.

  • Call 1300 474065
  • Text 0488 884 429 (for sms chat option)

The Crisis Line connects you with a qualified crisis support specialist who can support you to find relief from current emotional distress, explore coping strategies, safely manage any immediate threats to life or safety and offer referrals and open pathways for longer term solutions.

Community resources

24-hour crisis phone counselling is also available from the following community resources:

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Phone
  • +61 2 8627 8433
    or +61 2 8627 8437
Email
Address
  • Level 5 Jane Foss Russell Building G02
Opening hours

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Last updated: 03 June 2019

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