Counselling and mental health programs

The Monash University Counselling Service operates under a seven-tiered mental health strategy which aims to provide a strong community focus through programs and services which promote mental health; build resilience and wellbeing; enable early identification and intervention for those who are struggling; enable easy access to triage, brief counselling and referral as well as rapid responses to those in need of emergency mental health management.

Monash has a mental health policy, a mental health procedure, an employee assistance procedure, a family violence support procedure, and offers a range of activities to educate students and staff about common mental health issues, and how to support others.

Monash University Counselling Service saw 10,601 students and staff through 2020-21, delivering 40,703 appointments. In 2021, Monash engaged two Mandarin-speaking mental health workers to provide telehealth services to Monash students not currently in Australia. 819 students and staff received Mental Health First Aid training in 2020-21.