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Student Counselling Service

At JCU Brisbane we offer individual counselling to students for academic and personal issues, with the aim of supporting you to succeed at JCU Brisbane.

We will be professional, responsive and respectful.

We know that at times people experience issues that cause distress, and that counselling can help to identify and work through these. We are committed to your independence and aim to help you find the most appropriate solution that suits your unique situation.

We will help you clarify the problem, explore your alternatives and find solutions. We can support you in making changes and do this with a range of evidence-based strategies.

Students see us for help with issues including their relationships, mental health and academic-related concerns. We encourage you to see us before a problem becomes a major issue.

We offer:

  • Individual counselling appointments
  • Educational workshops (e.g. managing stress, bullying, homesickness)
  • Support for academic issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Referral to other services as appropriate

What can counselling help with?

Almost anything!

Your issues don't have to be uni-related, and they don't have to be 'major'. Some of the issues we deal with include:

  • Managing stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Finding friends, social skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Academic concerns
  • Mental Health issues
  • Trauma, abuse or violence
  • The impacts of physical illness
  • Anger
  • Homesickness and adjustment to life at uni
  • Sexuality
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Self esteem

 

Our JCU Brisbane counsellor is:

Ms June Menzies

Email: studentcounsellor@jcub.edu.au

The Student Counsellor is located on level 9 between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

 

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions:

Below is a list of useful mediation audio that the student counselling service recommends. The following mindfulness meditation by ABC Radio and Smiling Minds have been designed to support Uni Students.

5 Count Breath Meditation

Compassion

Coping with Change

Coping with Thoughts

Gratitude

Responding to Stress

 

Mobile Apps:
Below is a list of useful mobile apps that the student counselling service recommends. They cover a range of personal help services, allowing you access to guidance on these issues at all times.

Youthbeyondblue The Check-in

MindShift

Recharge - Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well

MyMoodTracker

My QuitBuddy

Smiling Mind

The Toolbox

Mindfulness Apps

Health online: Multiple Mindfulness Apps

 

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