It is normal and understandable for some people to find their jury experience distressing, to need some time to process it, or even to feel a mixture of both achievement and distress.
For this reason, you can access a free, confidential counselling service for any jury-related distress you may have.
What you need to know:
- The Juror Support Program is a free, confidential counselling service
- The program offers counselling and support provided by qualified and registered psychologists
- It offers up to 6 one-hour sessions conducted via telehealth (phone or video)
- It is available to anybody who attends for jury service, whether they are selected on a trial or not
- To make an appointment, click the button below and fill out the linked webform
If you need urgent support, please call 1300 687 327 and ask to be connected to urgent support under the Court Services Victoria - Juror Support Program.
Urgent support can be accessed 24/7, including weekends and public holidays, and comprises of a separate, single session, after which you may be referred to the Juror Support Program.
Many people find jury service to be a fulfilling experience and leave with a sense of achievement. However, jury service is also a disruption to your usual routine and may take you out of your comfort zone. It's something most people will never experience, and for those who do, it may take some time to process.
The Juror Support Program offers counselling and support provided by qualified and registered psychologists to assist with any negative reactions or impacts from your jury experience.
The program is delivered by an external provider and is conducted via telehealth (phone or video).