Find out more about University of Melbourne services and support, such as University Health, Counselling and Psychological Services and Student Support.
At the University of Melbourne, you have access to an extensive range of support services available to you throughout your candidature.
University of Melbourne Health Service
Looking for medical advice? The University of Melbourne Health Service is part of the Wellbeing Services Division. They provide health care for local and international graduate researchers, staff and their dependents.
The University Health Service is a general practitioner service. Some of the services provided include:
- Travel health, safety and immunisation
- Sexual health and contraception
- Women’s health
- Men’s health
- Mental health
- Childhood vaccination
- Health checks
Counselling and Psychological Services
The University of Melbourne Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential, short-term professional counselling to currently enrolled graduate researchers. Sometimes it can be difficult to reach out to family and friends, or deal with things by ourselves. Counselling can be helpful during these times.
Student support services
Some of support services available to graduate researchers include:
- Safer community program
- Career services
- Student connect
- Student IT
- Financial aid.
For a full list of services available visit the Student services directory.
How to get help
Don’t wait until a progress review meeting if you have concerns about your progress or research. If you are experiencing difficulties during your candidature that may affect your ability to progress, you may want to follow these steps:
- Talk to your supervisor or committee chair
- Check the Graduate Research Hub Resolving Problems and Problems during Candidature pages
- Make an appointment to chat with a member of the Graduate Research Team
- Consider making changes to your candidature (eg: take leave or change to part time)
- Review University managed online resources: Graduate Research Student Association wellbeing
- Review external online resources
- Check out Beyond Blue to learn more about depression and anxiety