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Often, if you are experiencing issues related to your studies or life at the University, you might want to talk to one of our Student Advocates.

If you are going through a tough time, it is likely that you will also be feeling some distress. Although TUSA Advocates are great listeners, and will always provide you with a safe space to talk, we aren’t counsellors.

TUSA advocates can help with the following:

  • listening,
  • providing free, independent, confidential advice about what steps to take,
  • explaining University rules and regulations,
  • stepping through processes,
  • assisting with letters,
  • attending meetings where needed, and
  • appeals.

It is important to us that you are happy, well, and feel supported by your community.

Counsellors, GPs and other mental health care providers are better placed to help you with the distress or anxiety you may be feeling as a result of the issues you are seeking support from us for.

If we feel that you would benefit from counselling as well as our advocacy support, we can help by making you aware of your options, and even helping you to book an appointment if you need one.

The University does offer counselling to students, and you don’t need a referral to request help. Find out more here. The university also offers a University Crisis Line for support afterhours. This service links you with trained counsellors and is available between 5pm and 9am (Monday – Friday) and 24hrs on weekends and public holidays. To use this service call: 1300 511 709

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