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Need to talk with someone?

Do you need to talk with someone? Are you struggling with uni, a relationship, loss or some other aspect of your life? 


Our Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) service offers free and confidential psychological support to Deakin students located in Australia. You’ll have a real-time telehealth consultation – which means you’ll speak to your counsellor over the phone or via Zoom. 

Our highly qualified counsellors are here to help all students, no matter your background or current situation. It’s a safe, respectful and inclusive space, so book online now.

We also have some specialist counsellors available for particular students – you just need to select your relevant cohort when you book:

  • First Nations students can see Kate Towart, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Counsellor
  • School of Medicine students can see Jacqueline Payne, SoM Counsellor.

Are you based overseas? Access free 24/7 local counselling support

If you’re not ready to talk one-on-one, visit Ask Counselling, 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 post your own question for a personalised reply.

For emergency, 24-hour support, contact LifeLine or SuicideLine.

Multifaith chaplains

You can also talk to one of Deakin’s multifaith chaplains. Our chaplains aren’t just for students who practise a religion: they’re here for anyone who needs support, personal advice and counsel.

Our chaplains can provide a link between the faith traditions offered by all religions and your everyday life. If you’ve got a problem and need someone to talk to, they’ll listen without judgement. They can provide solace if you’re going through a tough time.

Reach out to a chaplain now for a confidential chat via phone or email.

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