headspace 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 through 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 are 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

Information for parents

Use the parents fact sheet (pdf - 337 (pdf - 337.39kb)