Seek professional guidance
Macquarie offers a range of services to improve your wellbeing and help you reach your full potential during your studies.
We offer counselling services for students either face to face, online or over the phone.
Our services are available to all currently enrolled Macquarie University students and include:
- short term, solution focused counselling
- cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- referral to specialist services outside of Macquarie University
- on the day brief phone appointments are available Monday to Friday during business hours for urgent or immediate support.
If you need help or support, please complete a CARE Report to be contacted back to discuss options available.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or harassment, visit the sexual assault and harassment page.
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended as a general summary and should not be relied upon by any person as a substitute for professional assessment, advice, counselling or treatment. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by a person relying on the information on this website or any other to which it is linked.
UniWellbeing Program (online support)
The UniWellbeing Program is a convenient and effective alternative to face-to-face counselling.
The program is entirely online, so you do not need to attend face-to-face appointments or workshops. The program involves 4 brief lessons and runs for 5 weeks, with new Courses starting around every 2 weeks. You have access to resources covering issues commonly experienced by students (e.g. sleep, problem-solving, assertiveness and procrastination) and case studies of previous participants that make the course easy to relate to.
Additionally, you are provided with access to a Student Wellbeing Psychologist, who will provide support throughout the course via telephone or a secure messaging system.
Many students find this program helps them to build essential skills for maintaining good emotional wellbeing (managing stress, anxiety, low mood and depression) while fitting around their busy lives and schedules. You can access the program anywhere you have internet access 24/7.
Importantly, the course is being developed in close collaboration with students, with more than 90% saying it was worth their time and they would recommend it.
The lessons take 20-30 minutes to read and are accompanied by a do-it-yourself guide, which explains how to work through the skills you are learning.
Just as with learning anything, practice is essential, therefore it is recommended that you spend around 15-20 minutes per day working on the skills and integrating them into your daily routine.
A 10-15 minute call with the psychologist running the program occurs weekly. The aim of the call is to help guide you through the program, answer any questions you might have and talk through how to apply the skills to your own situation.
Complete a UniWellbeing Self-Referral Form and you will be contacted within 3-4 business days regarding your participation.