The Health, Counselling and Disability Services have pamphlets and web-based information on the following topics that can provide a useful starting point for dealing with issues.

We also suggest checking out the useful links page.

For advice on adjusting to university life, or if you are thinking of dropping out, go to the special Transition to Uni site.

Please note that these services are not meant to replace a face-to-face diagnosis and/or consultation with a professional counsellor or doctor. Urgent or complicated problems need to be addressed face-to-face.

Fact sheets

Managing your study

Health and wellbeing

Online Mindful Meditation - click here

Access free online guided mindful meditation audio files

Online self help modules

  • MoodGYM - A free self help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety (from Australian National University)
  • e-couch - A self help interactive program with modules for depression, anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief (from Australian National University)

The following online self-paced learning modules may be useful. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities. These self help modules have been provided with permission from the Centre for Clinical Interventions, Western Australia.

  • Back from the Bluez Coping with Depression: This is designed to provide you with some information about depression and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood.
  • Keeping Your Balance Coping with Bipolar Disorder: This is designed to provide you with some information about bipolar disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your mood.
  • Shy No Longer Coping with Social Anxiety: This is designed to provide you with some information about social anxiety and suggested strategies for how you can manage your anxiety in social situations.
  • Panic Stations Coping with Panic Attacks: This is designed to provide you with some information about panic attacks and panic disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your panic and anxiety.
  • What? Me Worry!?! Mastering Your Worries: This is designed to provide you with some information about chronic worrying and generalised anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worrying and anxiety.
  • Improving Self-Esteem Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: This information package ;is designed to provide you with some information about low self-esteem - how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to address this problem.

  • Overcoming Procrastination This Infopax is designed to provide you with some information about procrastination and some suggested strategies for how you can address this problem.

  • Overcoming Perfectionism This Information Package is designed to help you understand what is helpful and unhelpful about being a perfectionist.  The goal is not for you to give up your high standards altogether but to learn to pursue healthy high standards rather than unrelenting high standards that negatively impact your life.

  • Assert Yourself Being assertive is an important communication skill which can reduce your levels of depression and anxiety and improve your self esteem. This information package is designed to provide you with some information about assertiveness – what it is, what stops us from being assertive and how to become more assertive. This information package is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next.  Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

  • Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part A This information package is designed to provide you with some information about disordered eating - how it develops, how it is maintained, and strategies to start to change the problem behaviours associated with disordered eating.  This infopax is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module contains information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

  • Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part B This information package follows on the Overcoming Disordered Eating - Part A, and provides some strategies and techniques to change the thinking patterns associated with disordered eating. This infopax is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next.  Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

  • Facing Your Feelings This module has good information and strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively

  • Helping Health Anxiety This module provides information and strategies about health anxiety