Counselling for secondary students

​Secondary students of Victorian government schools can access to face-to-face and telephone counselling services from headspace.

Students access the service via a referral made by a central contact person within their school.

For accessible versions of the PDFs on this page, contact your closest regional office.


To be eligible for this service, students must:

  • be enrolled at a Victorian government secondary school at the time of referral, and
  • be identified as experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.


Counselling sessions are delivered face-to-face through 24 headspace centres located across Victoria. Schools will need to make contact with their local headspace centre.

For information on setting up sessions, see:

Phone counselling

The headspace regional phone counselling service supports students living in rural, regional and remote areas who cannot easily access face-to-face counselling. This is generally those in Victorian government schools more than 60km from a headspace centre.

You're encouraged to set up a counselling room that is private, safe, quiet, comfortable and free of distractions.

For tips on how to create this space in your school, see our best practice guide – setting up a phone counselling room at your school (pdf - 59.67kb)

Information for parents

Use the parents fact sheet’ (pdf - 337.39kb).