Mental health and counselling support services

If you are an international student having a challenging time, it is okay to seek help and support.

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Mental health services and resources are available

There are many services and resources available. Some of these are available in different languages and with a tailored approach to supporting international students.

If you need to help, contact the student support at your education institution or reach out to these organisations. 

You can also explore the Lived Experience Mental Health ToolkitExternal Link  developed for international students with the support of Study NSW. 


Type of support

Phone number


Beyond Blue

Online chat and phone mental health support and counselling.

Help connecting with a mental health professional.

1300 22 4636

If you have a hearing impairment, connect to the National Relay ServiceExternal Link  (internet relay) and ask for 1300 22 4636, or call the TTY (teletypewriter) on 1800 555 677 and ask for 1300 22 4636. Link 


Phone, text or online crises chat support.

Online support toolkit.

13 11 14 Link 

Suicide Call Back Service

Phone and online chat/video chat counselling to people affected by suicide.


1300 659 467 Link 


Online, phone and in-person chat support for mental health.

1800 650 890 Link 

Kids Helpline

Phone, email or online chat counselling support for young people aged 4 to 25.

1800 55 1800 Link 


Phone, online chat or in-person gambling advice and support.

1800 858 858 Link 

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

Phone mental health support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

0262853100 Link