ANU Counselling


ANU Counselling is currently offering appointments via Zoom only during Canberra lockdown.  Please email us at if our telephone number is not answered or does not allow you to leave a voicemail during business hours as technical difficulties occasionally disrupt our phone service and we would like to ensure you receive a response.

ANU Counselling is a free, confidential and non-diagnostic service available to all currently enrolled ANU students located in Australia. Students currently located overseas are encouraged to contact ANU Thrive for support.  No referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan from a General Practitioner is required to attend appointments.

ANU Counselling promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the ANU community.  Our service continues to operate during Canberra lockdown and is currently offering counselling appointments via Zoom. Once safe to do so, we will return to a hybrid model with both Zoom and face-to-face on site counselling. Please click this link to learn more information and tips about self-care in the time of Covid-19: creative ways forward.

ANU Counselling has a range of helpful resources in addition to our counselling services. These include our Mental Health Resources, Group Programs, Talking Tips and Mindfulness course.

ANU Counselling offers trauma counselling for students that have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual harassment during their time at university.  Please inform the counsellor this is what you are seeking and your counsellor will discuss internal and external treatment options with you.  

For staff support options, please click here

The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line is a phone service for all current students who are experiencing situational stress, emotional difficulties and mental health concerns.  The service can also be used to provide debriefing support and assistance for student leaders.  The ANU Wellbeing and  Support Line works with ANU Counselling but is operational 24 hours a day. Find out more, or contact the ANU Wellbeing and Support Line on 1300 050 327 (voice) or 0488 884 170 (text).

ANU Counselling is open each day of the year excluding weekends, public holidays and the University Christmas shutdown period.  To make an appointment, please phone on 02 6178 0455 or email

Further information about appointments is here

Opening hours:

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Please note that reception will be attended from 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm daily.


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