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.