Campus specific groups

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Campus specific group sessions

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)

Monday 18 September & Monday 25 September 9.30am to 4.30pm.

This 12 hour externally accredited training program will be held over 2 days . To receive accreditation for the course, participants will need to attend both days.

This course teaches adults how to assist other adults in their professional and personal life who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.

Developing mental health problems covered include; depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance misuse. Mental health crises covered include: suicidal thoughts and behaviours; non-suicidal self-injury; panic attacks, traumatic events; acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse and aggressive behaviours.

The venue is Meeting Room 216 in the Counselling Service, Level 2 Peribolos East Building. The training is free to currently enrolled students and $80 for La Trobe University staff.

For bookings please call 9479 2956 or email

Mental Health Basics Training

The aim of the Mental Health Basics Training session is to learn about depression, suicide awareness, anxiety and psychosis and how to have a conversation with a person who might be struggling with these mental health conditions.  This  4 hour training session is free and will be available to both staff and students.  Participants will also receive a certificate of attendance.

The training will be held here at the Counselling Service, Level 2 Peribolos East and we have a maximum of 20 places per session. Bookings can be made by calling 9479 2956 or via email at

3 sessions in 2017:

Monday, 11 September 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Thursday, 26 October 2017 from 9.30am to 1.30pm

Thursday, 30 November 2017 from 9.30am to 1.30pm

Sleep Workshop Bundoora

The La Trobe University Psychology Clinic is offering a sleep workshop run over three sessions (2 hours each session). This workshop is for anyone struggling to get to sleep, stay asleep, waking too early or for those not getting enough sleep and want to learn natural ways to sleep without the use of medication.

Download the Sleep Workshop Brochure for more details.

Queer chat

This is an open group facilitated by a queer counsellor and co-facilitated by our Queer Peers in a safe and confidential space. Come along and share your experiences or just listen over lunch every Wednesday during semester from 1pm to 2pm.

Contact the Counselling Service at or 9479 2956 to register your interest to attend the group.

Yarn up

An opportunity for students who identify as Indigenous Australian to connect and share ideas and feelings in a safe and culturally appropriate place. Nibbles provided!

Contact Bryan at the Counselling Service by emailing or phone 9479 2956 for more information.