Counselling wellbeing resources

This list of online resources may help you explore different aspects of your physical, emotional, social and psychological wellbeing.

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

Please note: some resources may also change in their availability, functionality or content over time. 

Disclaimer: VU is not responsible for any consequences or actions resulting from use of these resources. It's your responsibility to consider your own personal circumstances and consult with a mental health professional if required.




Victoria University is focused on improving student success and retention through the implementation of strategies to address the challenges students face during their study life. The Student Mental Health Plan (2022–2024) supports this focus by ensuring students and staff are aware of and can engage with services that support mental wellbeing.

The Student Mental Health Plan (2022–2024) provides a central framework that clearly illustrates our university-wide commitment to promoting positive student mental health and reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health. It is inclusive of all students in higher education and vocational education, regardless of mode or location of study.

Read the Student Mental Health Plan (2022–2024) (PDF, 3 MB).

  • Call 000 in an emergency.
  • Lifeline Phone:  13 11 14  for support if you are experiencing a personal crisis or have suicidal thoughts.  Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • Beyond Blue Phone:  1300 22 4636  for information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 if you are under 25 years of age or younger.  Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • Suicide Call Back Service: Phone:  1300 659 467  for immediate, professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • 1800Respect Phone:  1800 737 732   if you are impacted by sexual assault or family violence and abuse. 
  • National Coronavirus Helpline Phone:  1800 020 080  if you are seeking information on COVID-19.