The university provides a free and confidential Counselling Service that is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students currently enrolled at Flinders. This includes those studying entirely online.
Our experienced counsellors help students find solutions to challenges and issues impacting their mental health and wellbeing.
Counselling appointments are conducted via phone, in-person or by video call depending on your needs.
The counselling provided is short-term and solution focused. If further counselling and support is needed, our counsellors can discuss what services are available in the community and assist you to access these services.
If you have not spoken to a counsellor before but would like to, please complete the 'New Client’ form. A duty counsellor will telephone you to briefly discuss your concerns, let you know about options for support and discuss booking a counselling session.
If you have seen or spoken to a university counsellor recently and wish to book another appointment you can call 8201 2118.
If you require support out-of-hours (evening, a weekend or public holiday) please call the Out-of-hours Crisis Line on 1300 512 409 or SMS 0488 884 103 (see further details below).
If you have an existing psychologist or other therapeutic support, we encourage you to access this in the first instance. Having multiple counselling supports at the same time may not be the best way to address your needs. Sometimes it can be confusing to receive different opinions and strategies. If you are unsure about this, give us a call to discuss.
A list of common questions about counselling and the service can be found below.