Counselling wellbeing resources

We have put together a list of online resources to help explore different aspects of your physical, emotional and psychological well-being. 

A useful Australian government health resource is the Better Health Channel website.

If you are finding it difficult to cope or are unsure about things and would like to talk to someone in confidence, please contact staff in Counselling services.

On this page

Study issues

Adjusting to university life

Information processing

Stressing about exams and study

Overcoming procrastination and time management

Self help resources for study issues

Relationships and sexuality

Domestic violence and emotional abuse

Family related

Rape and sexual abuse

Relating to others


Sex & sexuality issues

Self help resources for relationships and sexuality

Something's not right


Bullying and harassment


  • BeyondBlue - Symptoms Checker, personal stories and useful information and research on dealing with depression, anxiety and substance misuse
  • Youth Beyond Blue - youth focussed branch of Beyond Blue providing equivalent resources as the main BeyondBlue site
  • MoodGYM - free online therapy program designed to help prevent depression
  • DepNet - Australian information and networking service that you can create a profile and engage with others regarding your personal experiences
  • Depression & Bipolar Disorder - The Black Dog Institute, an Australian clinical, research and educational body dedicated to improving understanding, diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder (formerly called manic depression in severe cases)


Drugs (including alcohol)

  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco - Young Adult Health
  • Cannabis - personal stories, research results, information and strategies to better handle or minimise your cannabis use: NCPIC
  • Go Ask Alice - Columbia University - Q&A on a wide range of issues including drug and alcohol use
  • Do It Now - extensive information about drugs.
  • Drug Watch - extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.

Eating disorders

Grief and loss

Problem gambling

Victims of Crime

  • Victims of Crime - Department of Justice free state government paid compensation & counselling service

Self help resources for something's not right

Mental Health

Psychosis - difficulty in working out what is real or not, bizarre thoughts

Self-harm, suicidal thoughts and actions


Self help resources for mental health


General issues

Relaxing & being less stressed


Self esteem


Physical Fitness

Self help resources for wellbeing

Note: The list of resources provided is current as of 10 Dec 2012 and is provided for informational purposes. The use of any of these listed resources is solely an individual's responsibility after consideration of their own personal circumstances and in consultation with a mental health professional. Victoria University does not take any responsibility for any content, consequences nor actions taken as a result of the use of these externally provided resources. Some resources such as apps and Youtube videos may also change in their availability, functionality or content over time.