A supportive counselling service for people in times of need.

Our social workers can help if your health has been impacted by a range of complex social, psychological, family or environmental factors.

* Our Social Work clinic continues to support our community and is currently open for face to face or telehealth appointments. We continue to follow the advice and restrictions of the QLD Government and we strongly encourage compliance of these guidelines for all clients, staff and students. Please contact our reception team on 1800 188 295 if you  have any questions or concerns about your individual situation.

Our clinic is open to the public and no referrals are required. View our latest brochure online.

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Our social workers can help you with:

Grief and loss

Adjusting to change

Social isolation

Carer issues

Barriers to health and recovery

Mental health

Coping with chronic diseases

Latest research and practices

No referrals required

Open to the public

Grief and loss

Grief is a common, yet individual response to loss that occurs with many life changes or events. These can result in obvious or hidden manifestations and include but are not limited to; loss of life, relationships, mobility, health, dreams, aspirations, life roles and identity. Social workers identify grief and loss issues through client engagement and assessment.

Adjusting to change

Coping with a new diagnosis, disability, chronic pain and illness is a complex and turbulent time for individuals and their families that often impact on the psychosocial, economic, environmental, and legal aspects of a person’s life. Social workers are able to assist clients work through these complexities by strengthening a client’s capacity, providing skills, education, coping strategies and support for ethical decision making.

Carer issues

Carers are people who help to care for others that may have an illness, disability or medical condition that can affect their function in society and around the home. Carers face a range of issues when caring for their loved ones or friends and these can include access to education, employment, income and emotional and social wellbeing. Social workers can assist clients with interpersonal issues and link clients and their families with supports services within the local communities.

General help and support

Social workers work in conjunction with general practitioners and non-government organisations alongside community and peer support workers. In specialist mental health settings social workers are generally members of multi-disciplinary teams (for example: child and adolescent, adult, health care of older people or other specialist mental health services). We understand that people need support during certain points in their life and we are here to help. We provide counselling services in a non-judgemental environment where you can find the support you need and we can also refer you to other services within the Gold Coast community.

Consultation fees

TypeStandard
Student led clinic $10*

* In some cases clients may be able to access free counselling services (at the discretion of the practitioner). Please call 1800 188 295 for more information.

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Public Transport

Tram

The tram, G:Link, has two stops on campus. The G:Link line begins at the Gold Coast University Hospital, travels south through Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, and terminates at Pacific Fair shopping centre. See the G:Link website for details on stations, tickets and times.

G:Link

Bus and train

You can catch the bus to our Gold Coast campus from a variety of locations, including nearby train stations at Helensvale, Nerang and Robina. There are also a number of bus routes that connect to the tram.

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Where to find us

Level 4, Ian O'Connor building (G40), Gold Coast campus, Cnr Parklands Drive and Olsen Avenue, Southport QLD 4215

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On-Campus Parking

Parking is available by either purchasing a Trimester or Annual parking permit or by paying casually via the PayStay app or at a Pay-by-Plate machine.

For the latest information on parking zones, locations, pricing and regulations please visit the Parking website.

Off-Campus Parking

Alternate car parks, nearby to the University, are:

  • Southport Sharks Football Club
  • Church of Christ car park
  • University Hospital car park

Please refer to the relevant external webpages for up-to-date pricing and the locations of these car parks.

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