Campus specific groups

Is there a group you have been wishing was available? Perhaps we can help.

Contact us to discuss your custom made group needs.

Campus specific group sessions

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 3-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

2 sessions in Semester 1, 2018:

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday, 24 May 2018  from 9.30am to 12:30 pm

3 sessions in Semester 2, 2018:

Monday, 20 August 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Thursday, 13 September 2018  from 9.30am to 12.30pm (to coincide with on R U Ok day)

Thursday, 18 October  2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Mindfulness Meditation - Five Sessions

Come along and experience six introductory sessions for students of Mindfulness Meditation – aimed for Beginners.

Commencing Tuesday 14th August to Tuesday 11th September from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

These sessions are designed to provide some basic understanding of the Mindfulness method of meditation and to practice the meditation in order to experience its benefits.

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness meditation is about developing the skill for being more present.  It is about learning how to change the habits of inattention and distraction and learning how to stay in the present moment.  If you need to reduce stress, anxiety, worry less, lower your blood pressure or feel more in control of your moods and reactions, then mindfulness meditation may be the thing for you!

The Mindfulness Meditations sessions are free and will be held here at the Counselling Service, Level 2 Peribolos East and we have a maximum of 15 places.

Bookings can be made by calling 9479 2956 or via email at

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 1 pm to 2 pm.

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.