Sometimes personal issues can interfere with your ability to learn and complete assessments. We are here to help you get the most out of your study.
Students can make appointments with TAFE counsellors across the Hunter and Central Coast. You can talk about all kinds of situations including relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, conflict, self-esteem, alcohol or drugs, money, accommodation, harassment and complaints – knowing your privacy will be respected.
Our counsellors can also give you advice about careers, disability support, Aboriginal education and multicultural student support.
If you do not wish to see a counsellor but want assistance for a mental health issue, call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 - a single number, state-wide 24-hour mental health telephone access service. Anyone with a mental health issue can use the Mental Health Line to speak with a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for them. If you are in the Hunter region, you can also find out more information at the Hunter New England Local Health District website.
For urgent matters, people in life-threatening situations must call 000 to receive immediate help or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. If you are experiencing health issues, it is recommended that you seek professional help (e.g. GP, counsellor or psychologist) and not rely on the Internet alone.
The Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.