It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Counselling Unit website. This platform provides information on various services offered by the Counselling Unit to the University community. The University of Dar es Salaam Counselling Unit was established in 2020 as part of the implementation of the Guidance and Counselling Perspective, Policy and Procedures of 2018. This policy builds on the UDSM Corporate Strategic Plan (2014-2023).
The University of Dar es Salaam is now a more complex institution to administer due to the tremendous increase of students and staff. Hence the University is committed to provide available and accessible Guidance and Counselling services to its students and staff to be able to assist them to address the challenges that they increasingly face. The services will enable them to cope with the working environment; deal with their health-related challenges; strengthen collegial relationships; promote institutional harmony and peace, and help them to deal with stressful situation. Indeed, it is generalized perspective that University Staff and Students alike are vulnerable human beings craving for psychological health as well as physical and mental health so as to realize their full potential.
The main objective of the Counselling Unit is to provide formal guidance and counselling services to the University of Dar es Salaam staff and students in order to ensure that they are inspired and motivated in performing their roles. This will enable the University to realize its vision and mission.
The Counselling Unit is under the Directorate of Social Services which is under the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration.
I am welcoming you all to access our Guidance and Counselling services. Thank you for visiting us.
Dr. Bernadetha Rushahu
HEAD OF COUSELLING UNIT