First Steps triage counselling service

First Steps provides short-term triage counselling support, where trained intern counsellors listen to your concerns, help you clarify key issues and assist you in identifying and strengthening your resources, and accessing the right services to support you in the short and long-term.

Is your study being impacted by personal or interpersonal issues? You are not alone.

Stressful personal, study or health-related problems can make it hard to manage the demands of daily life and studying at university for many students.

Talking to someone who understands the pressures and difficulties you are experiencing can be helpful, but sometime taking the steps to getting help can be hard. Often people don’t know where to start to find the right kind of help.

First Steps provides short-term triage counselling support, where trained intern counsellors listen to your concerns, help you clarify key issues and assist you in identifying and strengthening your resources, and accessing the right services to support you in the short and long-term.

The kind of issues that students commonly seek help for include:

  • - Depression, panic and anxiety
  • - Study and exam worries, including procrastination and motivation issues
  • - Course-related decision making (including deferment and withdrawal)
  • - Feeling overwhelmed or not coping
  • - Conflict or crisis situations
  • - Grief and bereavement
  • - Stress management
  • - Sexuality and gender identity issues
  • - Family and relationship issues
  • - Stresses due to balancing the demands of family, study and employment
  • - Settling into a new place after moving away from home
  • - Pre-existing mental health concerns

If you are a current Griffith student, you can access the First Steps services for free. Once you make an appointment, you will be supported by one of our intern counsellors. Interns are final year counselling students who are close to graduation and becoming registered as professional counsellors. They are mentored by academic staff and closely supervised by registered counsellors, so you only receive the highest-quality care.

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1800 188 295

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