Campus specific groups

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Campus specific group sessions

Speaking Up against Homo/Bi/Trans/Intersex & Queer Phobia

To raise awareness on IDAHOBIT Day 2019, i.e. The International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia, Student Wellbeing are hosting a workshop for staff and students. This practical session will help you to learn more about how to use de-escalation and bystander intervention skills in responding to individual instances of homo/bi/trans/intersex/queer phobia.

Date: Friday 17th May

Time:    12-1pm

Venue:  Counselling Meeting Rm, Level 2, Peribolos East

Presenter: Sam Brand, Queer Counsellor

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, 2019:

Thursday 9th May  from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm  (fully booked)

Tuesday 11th June from 1.30pm to 4:30 pm  (fully booked)

Semester 2 dates to be announced

Mindfulness Meditation - Five Sessions

(Dates to be announced for 2019)

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

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

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.