At the University Counselling Services (UCS), the counsellors offer students short-term individual counselling. During the first session, the students and their counsellors will determine the students’ needs and collectively decide a treatment plan to work towards.
The number of counselling sessions required varies. Sometimes, concerns are managed within a session or two while others may require further appointments. If long-term or specialised care is required, the counsellors will assist students with the appropriate referrals. Counselling services and programmes are free to all students.
Students facing psychological emergencies can walk in during office hours for a same-day appointment. UCS also provides a 24-hour hotline if students are facing life-threatening psychological emergencies. This hotline is managed by counsellors and is available by dialling 6516 7777.