Counselling, welfare and other support

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The Gordon offers free and confidential personal counselling to currently enrolled students.

Students have the opportunity to speak to professional counsellors about personal issues affecting their life as a student. All sessions are private and information is only shared with permission or in exceptional circumstances. 

Personal Counselling is a short term service, however counsellors can refer or recommend external agencies to students if longer term support is required.


Location of counselling services

Geelong City Campus
(behind customer service) 
H building H1.22

East Geelong Campus
A Building A1.17

Werribee Campus
Watton Street W2.01

Werribee Princes Campus


Other support



13 11 14

Kids helpline, 5-25 yr olds

1800 55 1800

Q-Life, LGBTI switchboard

1800 184 527

Direct line, drug and alcohol hotline

1800 888 236

Family violence

The SAFV Centre Family Violence during COVID-19 community resource

Download PDF for support and information

Sexual Assault Crisis Line, 24 hrs

1800 806 292

Safe Steps, 24 hrs

1800 015 188

Orange Door Bethany, Child Safe, family violence victims and perpetrators

1800 312

Mental health

Headspace, 12 to 25 year olds

1800 650 890

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636 |       

Barwon Child Youth and Families

03 5226 8900

SalvoConnect, mental health, housing

03 5223 5400

Online mental health

My Compass, Black Dog institute, self-help online

Smiling mind

Eheadspace, 12 to 25 year olds


Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business.
The Gordon is an inclusive workplace and welcomes people of any age, culture, religion, gender, sexuality and ability.