Welcome back for the final stretch!

13 September 2019

We hope you’re feeling refreshed and ready for the end of the year, which is fast approaching.

It’s now even easier to find the ANU Counselling Service. They are now located in the same building as the National Health Co-Op, inside building 156, in the centre of Kambri.

To get there, head towards the direction of the Marie Reay Teaching Centre, and when you’re outside the pub, walk 20 steps to the lifts and take them to level 3.

To book an appointment with their friendly staff, contact (02) 6178 0455.

If you’d like to chat to someone after-hours, you can call the ANU Crisis Support line on 1300 050 327.

The Counselling Service is running some programs and workshops this term to help students manage their busy workloads.

Stress and Anxiety Group

*To register, please call ANU Counselling Centre (02) 6125 2442 to arrange a 1 hour meeting time to discuss the programs structure and content with the facilitator.


4 sessions, Tuesdays 10am-11.30am (24 September, 1 October, 8 October, 15 October)

Location:  Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Libby O'Neill.


Wrangling Exam Anxiety

This group will teach you how to recognise useful anxiety and how to "wrangle" the unhelpful, so you call allow for your reasonable best performance during an exam.

1 Session -Thursday 17 October 2pm-3pm

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Carol Beynon.

Register here


Suicide Prevention

This workshop will focus the key issues of suicide prevention with an aim to helping people access timely and appropriate professional help. The workshop will include information and myths around suicide, practical ways to support others and professional services available in the local community. There will be time made available for questions to assist in understanding the complexity and individual circumstances of suicide prevention.

Presented by Andrew Staniforth and Jenn Gagnon

1 Session - Thursday October 10 2019.

6:30 for a 7:00pm start of workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: Kambri - specific location TBC

Register here


Enhancing Personal Performance   

(for postgraduate students only)

This three session experiential group workshop aims to assist post-graduate students to enhance their performance with less stress, less strain and less effort. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to try a range of psychologically based strategies, techniques and processes used by elite performers in Music, Sport and Theatre Arts.

Strategies, techniques and processes in the program will enable participants to:

  1. Clarify and let go of attitudes related to poor performance
  2. Develop an individual starting and maintaining focus procedure
  3. Utilise a personal relaxation and performance rehearsal technique
  4. Better understand their own resistance to performing at a higher level

Create an individually balanced approach to academic and other life activities with less stress and less guilt.

You are registering to attend all sessions

Wednesdays 10am-11am (25 September, 2 October, 9 October)

Presented by Mark Gleeson.

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Register here


More information about these workshops, and the broader services offered can be found on the ANU Counselling team’s website.