Mental Health

Mental Health

Besides ANU counselling, there are several mental health service providers outside ANU campus:

Woden Community Centre (Next Step)

Next Step is a free and confidential psychological support service which is delivered by specially trained coaches, who are not counsellors or psychologists.

Next Step is a short-term intensive program that uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to help you work through problems you may be experiencing in your life. It is a form of guided self-help and offers practical strategies to help you work through problems such as mild anxiety, depression and day to day life stress.

You can access up to six sessions through the Next Step program. These can be delivered in person or over the phone.

To speak with a member of Next Step team about the program or to Self-Refer please:Phone (02) 6287 8066 (during business hours)

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Phone and online support

Lifeline 13 11 14

A confidential phone and online support for people having thoughts of suicide or experiencing personal crisis. Online chat also available (7pm-midnight)

Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT) 1800 629 354

A confidential phone and online support for people having thoughts of suicide or experiencing personal crisis.

Suicide Call Back 1300 659 467

A confidential phone and online support for people thinking of suicide or affected by suicide.

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Confidential conversations with a trained mental health professional; information, advice and referral.

Online chat also available (3pm-midnight)

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444