Counselling can help you with problems coping with study or university life, stress and anxiety or depression, loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse and addictions, negative feeling or suicidal thoughts, relationship or family issues.
No issue is too big or too small.
Where to get help
Getting help for a friend
Listening is important when helping a friend through hard times, but sometimes they need more help than you can give.
If you are concerned, encourage your friend to:
- Make a counselling appointment
- Seek support from their family
- See their doctor
- Call the phone counselling service on 1300 788 336 (open 24/7)
Staff Employee Assistance Program (off-campus counselling)
Monash staff can receive free counselling (up to six sessions). This service is provided by an external provider through the Monash Employee Assistance Program (EAP). It's also available to immediate family members. The cost is free for up to six sessions.
Appointment hours: 8am - 5pm weekdays (after hours appointments may be available depending on location)
Telephone: 1300 360 364 (phone service available 24/7)
Calling from Malaysia: 1800 818 356 (toll free)
Calling from Italy: 800 791 847 (toll free)
Calling from elsewhere outside Australia: +61 2 8295 2292
Sexual assault and family violence
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) provides therapeutic counselling and support to survivors of sexual assault or family violence.
Enquiries: 9928 8741
24 hour crisis support: 9594 2289