Mental health and wellbeing at UQ

We are working to create a supportive and inclusive University culture to promote better mental health and wellbeing.

We encourage all of our students and staff to engage in positive behaviours. Enhance your wellbeing and success by engaging and connecting with activities, services and the built and natural surrounds of the University and broader community.

Help and support services are available as needed. Browse below to find support services for students and staff provided by UQ and beyond.

You can also learn more about our key mental health initiatives:

UQ Mental Health Strategy

Do you need urgent help?

If you or someone you are with are in a crisis or feeling suicidal, please seek help immediately. If you are in Australia, please call:

Triple Zero (000) for Emergency Services 24-hour UQ Crisis Line (1300 851 998)

Support for UQ students and staff

Find resources, activities and services to enhance your mental health and wellbeing, or support for yourself or someone else who needs help

Wellbeing

Student Services offers a range of mindfulness programs, events and resources so you can reduce stress, think more positively and improve your wellbeing.

Learn more about wellbeing services for students

Health and welfare

Eligible students can access discounted health and medical services across UQ campuses. If you’re facing a tricky life situation, general support services are also available.

Learn more about health and welfare

Counselling

UQ students can contact the Counselling and Crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One-on-one counselling and group appointments are also available.

Make an appointment or learn more about counselling services

Wellbeing workshops

Come along to workshops run by Student Services and learn how to better manage stress, grow your personal resilience and better deal with life’s challenges.

View a list of current workshops on offer

UQ Psychology Clinic

The UQ Psychology Clinic provides caring and supportive psychological therapy services to individuals, couples and families. Discounted appointments are available for full-time students.

Read more about the clinic’s services

Sexual assault and misconduct

Support is available if you’ve experienced sexual assault or misconduct. We can arrange counselling and talk you through the reporting process.

Visit UQ Respect for more information

Suicide prevention

If you or someone you know may be feeling suicidal, there are some steps you can follow to manage these feelings and get support.

Read more on the Lifeline Australia website

Personal health and wellbeing

UQ staff can access a range of health and medical services both at work and beyond. Monthly events and initiatives are also on offer.

View a list of health and wellbeing services

Wellness events

Keep on top of your mental and physical health by attending a range of wellness events and activities throughout the year.

View the schedule of wellness events and activities

Mental health support

If you’re going through a difficult time, help is available. UQ offers support to help you manage mental health issues, financial problems and other challenges.

Learn more about mental health at UQ

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program offers free counselling sessions and a range of online resources to support your health and wellbeing. The program is available 24/7, 365 days per year.

Learn more about the EAP

How to help a co-worker

If a colleague is going through a difficult time and you’re not sure what to do, this guide to mental health first aid can help you plan an appropriate support strategy.

Download the mental health first aid guide (PDF, 1.2 MB)

How to help a student

Read more about how to support a student who is experiencing a panic attack.

Download the panic attack management guide (PDF, 81.2 KB)

UQ Psychology Clinic

The UQ Psychology Clinic provides caring and supportive psychological therapy services to individuals, couples and families. Appointments are charged at highly affordable rates.

Read more about the clinic’s services

Sexual assault and misconduct

Support is available if you’ve experienced sexual assault or misconduct. We can arrange counselling and talk you through the reporting process.

Visit UQ Respect for more information

Suicide prevention

If you or someone you know may be feeling suicidal, there are some steps you can follow to manage these feelings and get support.

Read more on the Lifeline Australia website

Students and staff can ask a Mental Health Champion about support services and events, or volunteer to become a Mental Health Champion

Support available outside of UQ

If you'd prefer, a range of independent mental health resources, activities and services are available outside of UQ. You can find online resources, phone and chat support lines, activities and advice on supporting other people at:

For in-person support, you can see a GP (general practitioner) for mental health assessment and treatment, or for a referral to a mental health specialist.

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