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Counselling

The Student Counselling team provide free and confidential support for all CQUni students.

Student Counselling is available during office hours from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (AEST).

CQUni Out of Hours Student Support Line is available outside office hours from Monday to Friday, 4.30 pm to 8.30 am (AEST), and on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Counsellors can help with personal issues that may impact your academic progress and your personal development and wellbeing. They will also help you develop effective coping strategies and study skills like time management, exam preparation, problem-solving and stress management.

Our goal is to see students succeed in their studies and to promote personal resilience and wellness.

Make an appointment

Student Counsellors are available to assist you with both academic and personal counselling services.

Student Counselling is available during office hours from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (AEST).

To self-refer and arrange a free face-to-face, zoom or phone appointment, contact counselling@cqu.edu.au, phone 07 4930 9456, or visit a study location near you.

If you are a current student, find out more about the counselling service and connect with other mental health and wellbeing resources via MyCQU.

How to Refer someone to Counselling

These are signs and symptoms of students who may be experiencing difficulties.

To refer someone to counselling use the Student Counselling Referral Form.

Out of Hours Student Support Line

CQUni Out of Hours Student Support Line is available outside office hours and is a free service for CQUniversity Students living in Australia. The support line is available:

  • Weekdays 4.30 pm to 8.30 am (AEST).
  • Weekends and Public Holidays.

Phone 1300 226 987 or text 0480 097 747.

Support provided by the CQUni Out of Hours Student Support Line

A qualified crisis responder will answer the students call or texts. Depending on the reason for contacting the service, the crisis responder may help students to:

  • find immediate relief from emotional distress
  • explore coping strategies for the current crisis
  • safely manage any immediate threats to life or safety
  • open pathways for longer-term solutions
  • focus on specific next steps
  • link you back in with CQUniversity services that might be helpful.

National Support Contacts

  • Ambulance: 000
  • Police: 000
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Kids Help Line (under 25 yrs): 1800 55 1800
  • Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467
  • MensLine: 1300 78 99 78
  • 1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Head to Health: Australian Government list of national and state mental health crisis service details.
Student Services and Amenities Fees logo

Student Counseling is supported by funds from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All SSAF funds are used to enhance or extend student services and facilities in accordance with funding guidelines. Find out more about SSAF funding allocation.