Counselling and Psychological Support

Our experienced psychologists and social workers offer free and confidential counselling support to all Deakin students located in Australia.

About our service

Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) is available to students located within Australia. If you reside overseas, please contact your local health practitioner for further advice and support.

CAPS counsellors will work with you to understand and manage issues that are impacting on your ability to reach your potential. Our service provides short-term psychological support. Where presenting issues may require long-term therapy or specialist help, a referral will be made to community-based services.

We offer dedicated counsellors to School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery and First Nations students. You will have the option to select one of our dedicated counsellors when you book an appointment.

If you are overseas for a study tour or study abroad, please contact Deakin Student Mobility Office for further advice on local support options.

Find out more about us, including how to make an appointment, what to expect in your first session, and information about confidentiality, privacy and eligibility.

Contact details

Book a telehealth appointment online or call us on 03 9244 5577.

Our locations

Burwood – Level 1, Building LC, Elgar Road

Geelong Waterfront – Level 2, Building D

Geelong Waurn Ponds – Level 2, Building jb

Warrnambool – Lower Level, Building B

Ask Counselling online help

Ask Counselling is a good place to start if you’re having emotional or psychological issues. You can browse student questions answered by Deakin counsellors on a range of topics such as anxietyloneliness or family problems or you can ask a question and a response will be posted anonymously. Ask Counselling doesn’t replace personal counselling. If you’d like to speak with a Deakin counsellor, please book an appointment.

After-hours support 

24-hour support is available for a range of services.

Online help 

Ask Counselling a question about psychological and emotional issues

External telephone and chat counselling services

Lifeline

Lifeline

Telephone counselling 13 11 14
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Support Chat 
Open 7pm–4am, 7 days a week

1800Respect

1800Respect: Sexual assault & family/partner violence crisis counselling

Telephone counselling 1800 737 732
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Online Counselling
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

beyondblue

Beyondblue

Telephone Counselling 1300 22 4636
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Chat
Open 3pm–12am, 7 days a week

eheadspace

eheadspace (for ages 12–25)

Telephone counselling 1800 650 890
Open 9am–1am, 7 days a week

Chat 
Open 9am-1am, 7 days a week

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