About the School Counselling Service

The NSW School Counselling Service plays a key role in supporting students, parents, teachers and school staff in NSW Public Schools.

The service employs highly skilled school counsellors and school psychologists who work directly with students to help them with issues related to learning, peer and family relationships, and managing emotions such as depression, anxiety, worry or isolation.

They also work with teachers, families, school executive, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

The School Counselling Service provides:

  • counselling to students individually or in groups
  • assessment of students with specific needs
  • collaboration with teachers and specialist staff
  • help to families in understanding and managing their children’s learning and mental health needs
  • liaising with external agencies and other mental health professionals to provide coordinated, wrap around support for individual students

School Counselling Service staff working across all public schools from Pre-School to Year 12 across a diverse range of school settings in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas of New South Wales.

Students and parents can contact their school counsellor or school psychologist directly through the school.

Information about the School Counselling Service is available in over 35 lanaguages.


  • Student management and wellbeing


  • Mental health

Business Unit:

  • Inclusion and Wellbeing
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