The RMIT Counselling Service provides professional counselling on each campus and is available to all students who want to talk about:
- personal issues
- study issues
- mental health
- wellbeing concerns.
In a private, 1-on-1 conversation, our counsellors can help you by:
- providing a clearer understanding of your concerns
- offering you a different perspective, which can help you think of creative solutions
- teaching you new skills to manage your issues
- providing a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings with someone not personally involved in your life
- offering advice and information on RMIT procedures and process (eg. special consideration) and referring you to other professionals if necessary.
Who can use the RMIT Counselling service?
Why see a counsellor?
As a student you are going to face many challenges that counselling can help you manage.
Being positive and managing your emotions increases your academic success.
Please note: you do not need to be in crisis or dealing with a serious problem to go to counseling.
If you feel like your issues are affecting your studies, you can also talk to a counsellor about applying for special consideration.
Always seek professional help when:
- your life is being significantly affected
- you are feeling alone
- you are feeling unsafe
- you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others.
We can refer you to other specialist services if:
- you request help with finding a specialist
- after discussion and assessment, counselling is not the most suitable service for you
- there are other forms of professional support that may meet your needs.
We can make referrals to other specialist services:
- within RMIT
- external to RMIT.
Please note: we will always discuss the referral with you, and if appropriate, continue to meet with you until the referral is organised.
We keep up-to-date with metropolitan services and private psychologists and can help make enquiries for services in rural and regional Victoria, interstate, and sometimes overseas.