Digital, Phone and Face-to-Face Services for All Students



Live Happy for iOS

Live Happy is an evidence-based positive psychology iPhone app developed by Signal Patterns research team together with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California. 


Smiling Mind for iOS (and Web)

Smiling Mind is a unique web and App-based program developed by a team of psychologists with expertise in youth and adolescent therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and web-based wellness programs. Smiling Mind is a free tool that will assist in improving the lives of young Australians, and is available online or as a smartphone App.


Unstuck for iOS and Android

Unstuck is all about identifying and moving past barriers to achieving what you want in life. As you use Unstuck you will define your goals, construct plans and make decisions to help you achieve the things that are most important to you. You may even have fun along the way. 


Headspace for iOS and Android

Headspace guides you through a daily 10-minute mindfulness meditation. The app is highly user-friendly with great tools for monitoring progress and sharing your experience. Headspace provides 10 daily guided meditations free, after that you will need to pay a monthly subscription fee to receive new content, so consider which subscription (if any) suits you.  

Web Services

Healthy University

The Healthy University site takes students on a virtual campus tour of Melbourne University, during which they can discover ways of maintaining psychological and physical health while they study. Although the location information is specific to Melbourne University, the information about health and well being will be of interest to all university students.


Anxiety Online

Anxiety Online is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and provides information about anxiety disorders, free automated psychological assessment and automated self help programs, plus low cost therapist-assisted programs over 12 weeks (in association with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)



myCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression. Constructed by the Black Dog Institute. 



The MindSpot Clinic is a free service for Australian adults with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. We provide mental health Screening Assessments, Treatment Courses or help people find local services that can help.



eHeadspace is a free online and telephone service to support young people and their families going through a tough time



SCoRE (Student Curriculum on Resilience Education) is a research-based program that helps students cope with the personal, social, and academic challenges of college life by teaching resilience-building strategies and providing opportunities for meaningful self-assessment. It may be either Instructor-led or self-paced. 


The Desk

The Desk aims to support Australian tertiary students to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. Being a student can be a challenging time and many students do not access support services for a range of reasons including time pressures, not knowing where to go for help and feeling embarrassed. Providing resources online means that more people will be able to get help to improve their wellbeing and be able to study more effectively. Universities can subscribe to the The Desk, which offers access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice. is an online youth mental health service that offers help, information and support with everything from finding your motivation, to getting through really tough times.



e-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief. It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.



THIS WAY UP is part of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), and provides online treatment, education and research in anxiety and depressive disorders. On the THIS WAY UP site you will find free self-help modules, health and well-being courses for students, and a clinician-guided treatment program if you feel that is more appropriate for you.



Mend-A-Friend offers information about how to help a friend in distress and also ideas about what to do for yourself. This site can help you find the right words to start that conversation with a friend who you think could use some help. Most importantly, the site provides tips on how you can provide help for a whole range of problems and issues. Any age group can use this site but we provide information that is particularly relevant for 18-24 year olds.



OnTrack aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. There are many Australians who do not access health care services for a range of reasons such as distance and cost. Making services available online means that more people will be able to get help for their mental and physical health concerns. OnTrack offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.


UNSW Student Well-being and UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services [CAPS] 

Many useful resources can be found on the UNSW Student Well-being and CAPS websites, including links to external organisations:

  • stress management
  • time-management
  • problem solving
  • mindfulness
  • conflict resolution
  • drug and alcohol
  • sleep deprivation
  • study skills 
  • interpersonal issues and skills


UNSW Learning Centre

The UNSW Learning Centre site has many useful resources to help you study and learn.

Phone Services


Lifeline provides immediate over-the-phone access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.


Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web


Face to Face Services

On-campus Counselling Services

Most universities/colleges have face-to-counseling services that are free, such as Counselling and Psychological Services [CAPS] at UNSW, so just check your university/college’s website, or ask someone!


Headspace Centres

Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation , has centres located throughout Australia where young people can access mental health care services.