Mental health is a state of well-being that allows everyone to realise their potential, to cope with challenges in life, work successfully and productively and contribute to the community. Our goal is to create a culture whereby mental health is valued, promoted and free from stigma. We want to spread awareness of mental health challenges so that individuals are equipped to navigate it personally as well as support those around us who are affected.
Throughout the year, IHNA hosts a series of online workshops and seminars for our students on the topic of Mental Health and Wellbeing. These sessions are hosted by Mental health professionals; the purpose of these workshops is to:
Mental Health and Wellbeing sessions are conducted once in a month, please stay tuned to event updates that are emailed to students. You can also find out more through Student Hub
All our campuses are staffed with compassionate Student Support Officers who can help refer you to counselling services and other forms of social, psychological and medical support based on your location and your specific needs.
FAQs Regarding counselling
Counselling is offered by a qualified counsellor with Relationships Australia. A counsellor facilitates discussions in areas of concern, exploring the factors that are influencing the situation, and the thoughts and emotions involved. The counsellor will support you to generate ways of resolving or dealing with the difficulties being experienced.
Counselling for IHNA students is provided by our Mental Health Services partner Relationships Australia.
Relationships Australia’s qualified psychologists, social workers and counsellors have experience working with a range of client’s including organisations individual’s, couples and families.
IHNA students have access to two free counselling sessions through Relationships Australia our external provider for counselling services. More sessions can be added if needed.
Other than Counselling, should a student require or be interested in accessing further mental health services such as a Psychologists, this can be accessed through referral from a GP. The costs for these sessions can be covered through a Mental Health Care Plan which for international students is covered through the Overseas Student Health Cover.
Absolutely not! Should you seek a referral to see a counsellor, this information will not effect your enrolment nor will it be disclosed to anyone outside of the required persons and those with your informed consent. Although IHNA individually refers staff to this service. What you discuss with your counsellor is completely confidential. This confidentiality will be discussed in detail with you at your first session. If you would like to know more about Relationships Australia please see: https://www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au/services/counselling/
Yes it is! Counselling through Relationships Australia is available for all IHNA students domestic and international.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Support Officer at your campus, if you would like to know more.
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