Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provide a number of services to staff of the University of Melbourne.
Mental health advice for others (secondary consultation)
CAPS can provide secondary consultation; that is we can consult with university staff regarding any mental health concerns about students or other staff. This could include:
- Dealing with a crisis
- Understanding complex student behaviour
- Responding to mental health concerns
- Referring people for counselling.
Secondary consultation is provided by senior counsellors and the manager.
To request a phone or in-person secondary consultation, call us at 03 8344 6927 during business hours.
Students at risk
We encourage and promote early identification and support of students who may be experiencing mental health issues or personal distress.
Mental health training
Counselling and Psychological Services offer a range of mental health training for staff.
Staff can access counselling through the Employee Assistance Program, as well as short-term counselling through Counselling and Psychological Services.
Programs for residential colleges and affiliated accommodation
Counselling and Psychological Services provide a number of specialist training programs for student leaders, tutors and advisors in residential colleges.