Support and Wellbeing

Support and wellbeing

Online Support Available

The following services have been modified and adapted to all meet the social distancing requirements necessitated by the pandemic.

For up-to-date information about the wide range of actions taken by the University to ensure the wellbeing and welfare of our community, please refer to the COVID-19 advice page.


Assistance and Feedback on Writing

Available to all ANU students

Academic Skills are offering students a range of 1-1 support options, either on campus, online (via Zoom) or by written feedback.

Students are encouraged to make use of these as they can gain highly personalised assistance and feedback on their writing and other language questions.

Book an Appointment.

You can also refer to the writing-in-law webpage.

Telephone: +61 2 6125 2972


Peer Writers Service

When are sessions held?

Monday-Friday: 11am - 1pm

Attend via Zoom
Meeting ID: 850 5649 1065
Password: 645509

Available to all ANU students

Peer Writers can help you with:

  • Analysing a question
  • Understanding the requirements for a report, critical review, annotated bibliography or some other type of assessment
  • Developing a plan for your essay, report, oral presentation or other type of assessment
  • Referencing questions
  • Preparing for exams
  • Time-management techniques

Telephone: +61 2 6125 2972


English Conversation Groups

When are sessions held?

From weeks 1-12 of semester

In-person sessions

Tuesday: 1-2pm
Marie Reay Teaching Centre, room 5.02

Online sessions

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 1-2pm
Attend via Zoom
Meeting ID: 841 5752 5456
Password:  583951

Available to all ANU students with language backgrounds other than English.

Students who have English as their first language can volunteer their time with the groups.

Academic Skills also runs English Conversation Groups in person or online.

Conversation groups are a great way to meet new people and practice your English.


Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) - Mentoring Program

When are sessions held?

In-person sessions

Monday 1-2pm McDonald Room, Menzies Library
Wednesday 4-5pm McDonald Room, Menzies Library
Thursday 2-3pm Phillipa Weeks Library, Building 5

Online sessions

Tuesday: 10-11am 
Attend via Zoom
Meeting ID: 829 5346 9266
Password: 395403

Thursday: 5-6pm
Attend via Zoom
Meeting ID: 816 0055 7537
Password: 377990

Available for first year law students

Peer-Assisted Learning is a program for first year law students run by later year law student mentors. Our aim at PAL is to help provide you with the long-term skills that you will need throughout your entire law degree. PAL is an informal and relaxed learning environment and our mentors have first-hand experience with the challenges of being a first-year law student.

Telephone: +61 2 6125 5588


Set4ANU - Mentoring Program

Sign up for a ANU Mentor in Semester 2, 2021

Available to all first year ANU students

New at ANU and not sure where to start? Sign up to have a Set4ANU Mentor!

Our mentors are friendly later year ANU students who can give you tips and tricks for making the most of your time at ANU. We also run events and activities where you can meet other new students and find out more about how to be a successful ANU student.

All first year students are welcome to attend our events and activities. Like our facebook page to keep up to date with our events. 

For more information on Set4ANU mentoring program, please visit our website


LSS - Mentoring Program

LSS Mentoring program is now closed for semester 2, 2021.

Available to all first-year international students studying at ANU College of Law

The International Student Mentoring Program is a program designed to assist international students for better transition into law school. Mentors are students who have successfully adjusted to law school and can give mentees advice on studying law at the ANU. We understand that moving to a new country is a challenging experience for most international students and it may take them some time to adjust to Australia’s cultural, social and academic differences.

For more information on the LSS mentoring program, please visit our website


ANU Law Students' Society (LSS)

Available to all ANU Law students

The ANU Law Students’ Society (LSS) is the representative body for all ANU law students, providing a wide range of social, educational and careers-oriented programs and events. With numerous publications, forums and events, the LSS is committed to strongly representing students’ interests and keeping them updated with developments in the legal profession.


English and Wellbeing Enhancement Series (EWES)

Available to all first-year international students studying at the ANU

EWES is now online with three English Enhancement Workshops offered to onshore students.

Each workshop includes a teacher-facilitated Zoom session and interactive online language development tasks, followed with a feedback session. Each workshop is repeated twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

  • These online workshops include a teacher-facilitated Zoom session, interactive online language development tasks and follow up feedback
  • Sessions are repeated over the week and new sessions will be added as we progress through the Semester.
  • Students have responded positively to these online sessions.

To enrol into EWES, please fill out the enrolment form and email it to

Telephone: +61 2 6125 0971


Access and Inclusion

Available to all ANU students

Access and Inclusion is currently operating remotely and is offering appointments via Zoom.

The ANU Access and Inclusion group assists students who have a disability, medical condition or who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability, to participate fully in their program of study by providing advice and support that minimise the impact of disability in education.

Telephone: +61 2 6125 5036


ANU Counselling

To make an appointment, please call 02 6178 0455.

Opening Hours: 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday,Thursday Friday.

9am-5pm Wednesday.

For AFTER HOURS support, please contact 1300 050 327, or sms 0488 884 170.

Available to all ANU students studying in Australia.

For students studying overseas, please contact the ANU thrive team at Student Wellbeing

ANU Counselling is currently operating remotely and is offering appointments via Zoom.

The ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community. The Centre is a free, confidential and non-diagnostic service available to all currently enrolled ANU students.

Telephone: +61 2 6178 0455


ANU Wellbeing and Support Line

Telephone: 1300 050 327
SMS: 0488 884 170

Available to all ANU students – 24h

The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line is a phone service for all current students who are experiencing situational stress, emotional difficulties and mental health concerns. The service can also be used to provide debriefing support and assistance for student leaders. The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line works with ANU Counselling but is operational 24 hours a day.

Telephone: +61 1300 050 327

SMS: +61 0488 884 170



TalkCampus is a FREE peer support app for students which is available 24/7. Students can anonymously and in a safe environment talk about what is troubling them as well as receive and provide support to fellow students. TalkCampus can be downloaded from Google Play or App Store, and it is FREE when students register with their ANU email.  


ANU Thrive Wellbeing Consultations

ANU Thrive offers confidential consults for students wanting to discuss a range of issues including financial stress, academic concerns and general wellbeing. ANU Thrive can assist to find the right support and recourses to help. Consults are FREE and can be booked online.


Beyond Blue - Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

FREE 24 hours helpline where you can chat to a trained counselor about any troubles you are facing due to the pandemic. Beyond Blue also offer free web chat services, community forums and other resources which can be found on their website.   

Telephone: 1800 512 348 


External Support Services

There are a wide range of community services available across Australia and locally in the ACT to support student mental health. These are a selection of services and resources most relevant to university students. See the staff at the ANU Counselling Centre if you would like more support finding information or a service.


Respectful Relationships Unit

Available to all ANU students

The Respectful Relationships Unit provide information, support, case coordination and referral for those impacted by sexual assault or sexual harassment, including those supporting someone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment.

You can also disclose an incidence of sexual misconduct using the ANU Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form.


Dean of Students

To make an appointment, please email, phone or come in person.

Available to all ANU students

The Dean of Students provides confidential, impartial advice and can help to resolve problems by acting as a neutral intermediary between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University.


42a Peter Baume Building

From the building's main entrance on University Avenue, turn left into a small courtyard and our office entry is on the right.

Telephone: +61 2 6125 4184


Wellbeing and Resilience in Law

For tips and tricks on how to navigate the stresses that studying law can bring to students, we recommend that you watch the pre-recorded 'Wellbeing and Resilience in Law' information session, presented by ANU Law Students' Society.


You can find all the above services and much more in our


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