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11 August 2020

Did you know that you can easily book a counselling appointment online?

How are you coping at the moment? We know that lots of students are feeling anxious about the COVID-19 situation and all of the changes to normal life that we’ve experienced over recent weeks and months. It’s been such an unsettling time – and that’s on top of trying to manage your uni workload as you study online, maybe for the first time.

If you feel stressed, anxious, isolated or overwhelmed, remember that you’re not alone. Many of your peers are also finding this time difficult and aren’t sure where to turn or how to cope.

One thing to really focus on is your mental health and wellbeing, which is more important than ever right now. Staying happy and healthy is the foundation for all other parts of your life, so please put your wellbeing first this study period.

If you’d like to talk to someone about how you’re feeling or discuss some ways to cope, Deakin’s Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) team is here to help you. Our highly qualified psychologists and social workers are experts in student mental health, and the sessions are free and confidential.

Book a counselling session at the touch of a button

It couldn’t be simpler to arrange a counselling session – book online now.

You’ll have a real-time telehealth appointment with a member of the CAPS team, which means you’ll speak to your counsellor over the phone or via Zoom.

Find out more about us, including what to expect in your first session, and information about confidentiality and privacy.

Other online help is available through our Ask Counselling blog, which contains questions asked by Deakin students and answered by CAPS counsellors. You can browse the questions by topics, such as anxietyloneliness or family problems, or ask a question yourself. All questions and responses are anonymous to ensure confidentiality and privacy.

You can also read more about how to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing by visiting our Mind Matters website, which includes some handy information and links to useful resources. You can also discover some ways to help you succeed at online study this trimester and how to access Deakin’s range of support services from home.

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