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:
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).