1 in 5 Australians experience some form of mental disorder.
Mental health exists on a spectrum. We all move up and down the spectrum based on our life circumstances and our biology.
Challenges are a normal part of life. If you think you might be experiencing poor mental health, or notice there are factors that might be putting you more at risk for poor mental health, it is important that you ask for help.
There are a range of psychological services offered at UNSW:
UNSW Psychology Clinic offers clinical psychology services. Cost is $20 per session for full-time students and you do not need a referral.
UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free counselling services as standalone sessions.
If you are in crisis, you feel you might hurt yourself, or you feel unsafe at any time, then you need to get help right now.
Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Department.
If you’re after more information or online options, some great resources include:
Beyond Blue – information, advice, and support for people affected by anxiety, depression, and suicide
Black Dog Institute – see the “Clinical Resources” and “Getting Help” sections for information and facts about mental illnesses, online self-testing, current treatments, and well-being
Headspace – provides information and services for young people (12-25 years old)
This Way Up Clinic – evidence-based, self-help courses you can do online
Mind Spot – online screening assessments and treatment courses