Being student can be difficult. Issues at school and life sometimes have a way of weighing you down.
We realise and appreciate this. That’s why we have a free counselling service to assist you with overcoming these difficulties and getting your education at Kangan back on track.
Our service is private and confidential, staffed by experienced and qualified counsellors. It is also:
Some concerns and problems which you might seek assistance for include:
Our counsellors can also help you apply for Special Consideration if illness or another serious cause has interfered with the completion of your course.
How can I talk to a personal counsellor?
If you’re dealing with an issue that you need a hand with, feel free to contact one of our counsellors by calling 13 TAFE (13 8233) to make an appointment. If this kind of counselling turns out not to be what you need, the counsellor can refer you to other services.
If the matter is urgent, our counsellors will make every effort to assist you as soon as possible.
Counselling is confidential. Nothing you say to a counsellor will be disclosed to a third party without your consent.
Counsellors do speak about their work, in a professional way to other counsellors (who are also bound by confidentiality) for the purpose of reviewing the counsellor's work. Usually only the first name is used in order to protect the person's privacy.
There are exceptions to confidentiality when the counsellor believes that your life or someone else's is at risk. In this case, the counsellor will usually tell you of their concern and what they intend to do. The counsellor may need to contact other health professionals and/or your family depending on the nature of the risk.
Feel free to ask your counsellor any questions you may have.
For more information on available Mental Health services, the government provides information for consumers, carers and services.
For mental health emergencies, depending where the person needing help is located, you should call the appropriate Psychiatric Triage services from the list below:
Inner Urban East
1300 558 862
1300 768 073
1300 304 407
North West Metropolitan
Broadmeadows, Essendon, Docklands
1800 888 320
North Eastern Metropolitan
(03) 9496 3620 (business hours)
1300 558 862 (all other times)
For adults aged over 18 years, seek help from the Crisis & Assessment Team 18+ (if suicidal or appearing to have a serious mental disorder):
North West Area
(03) 9356 5611 (business hours)
(03) 9356 5000 (after hours)
Inner North West Area
(03) 9377 3400 (business hours)
(03) 9342 7000 (after hours)
Community Support Services
The following list is for specialised support services:
(03) 9429 1833
Australian Apprenticeships Referral Line
1800 639 629
(03) 9347 6099
Buoyancy (Drug and Alcohol issues)
(03) 9429 3322
CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault)
1800 681 614 or (03) 9603 7433
Mental Health SKY for under 18 year olds (24 hours)
1800 818 579
Dianella Community Health Centre - Counselling
Broadmeadows area (hospital building)
(03) 9356 5678 Business Hours
Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre
(03) 9387 9155
Drug & Alcohol Help
1800 806 292
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Victoria
(03) 9827 8544 or 1800 184 527
1800 777 706
(03) 9596 7799
Legal Aid (Melbourne - Victoria)
(03) 9269 0120
Kids Help Line
1800 551 800
Lifeline (General help counselling)
Melbourne Youth Support Group (Accommodation)
(03) 9614 3688
1300 78 99 78
Royal Melbourne Hospital
(03) 9342 7000
1800 333 000
Victims of Crime Helpline
1800 819 817
Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal
(03) 9628 7855
Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Centre (24 hours)
(03) 9329 8433
WIRE (Women's Information & Referral Exchange)
(03) 9654 6844 (9am-7pm Mon-Fri)