NUST supports the mental health of students, faculty, staff and their families by providing emotional and psychological counselling in addition to professional counselling.
The Centre for Counselling and Career Advisory (C3A) is a unit of NUST that provides primary mental health services. NUST is the only university in Pakistan offering this service, which extends to all the NUST students, faculty, personnel and their families within and outside NUST Islamabad Campus. The core objective of C3A is to provide professional counselling service for educational, social, emotional or psychological issues that may inhibit personal or professional performance and advancement. The centre also conducts psychological tests for the students. The purpose of these activities is to provide psychological support as well as to meet the growing need of the university to promote the wellbeing and personal development of all associated. C3A consists of a professional staff of qualified psychologists/counsellors who provide short-term individual and group therapy. The programme provides consultation, psychological testing, psycho-educational programmes, training and workshops. Standardised psychological tests are available at C3A, to assess Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ). Personality aptitude, career interests, stress, anxiety and depression. For more information, you may visit https://c3a.nust.edu.pk/.