We offer free and confidential counselling to ACU students who are experiencing mental health, personal, study or work-related issues.
As our student, you’ll have access to ten free counselling sessions per year. Each session runs for 50 minutes and provides the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern in a supportive environment.
Our counsellors are experienced and trained psychologists or social workers who deliver specialised programs in the areas of mental health, emotional wellbeing and enhancing mental resilience. And they are trained to help students to successfully complete their studies.
To make an appointment
Please note: Online and national students can book an appointment with a counsellor from any campus.Appointments with ACU counsellors can be made by current students through the Student Portal.
Visit Student Portal (login required)
ACU Mental Health Support Line
ACU Mental Health Support Line means students can get mental health support whenever they need.
ACU students can contact the Mental Health Support Line if they are:
- feeling emotionally distressed
- experiencing mental health issues
- having thoughts of self-harm or other harm.
Call 1300 638 485 or text 0488 884 191.
Please read the Privacy Collection statements on the Student Portal before using the service
Self-help and wellbeing
We offer a range of workshops during the semester to help you manage life, work and study. And we cover a range of topics from stress management to staying focused.
We also offer a variety of self-help and wellbeing resources, many of which are interactive.
Parents and partners of ACU students
If you have concerns about a student’s safety, or there have been statements about self-harming or suicide, please seek help immediately. Seek assistance in any way you can, for example by calling Lifeline, your local hospital or your local GP. If the situation is an emergency or life threatening, please dial Triple Zero (000).
Do you have a situation you would like to discuss? Contact the relevant counselling service using the email addresses below, and you will receive a response within two working days.
If the situation is life-threatening or there is an imminent danger, please dial Triple Zero (000).
Campus email contact addresses