Who to talk to if you're a staff member

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Where there is a real or imminent threat, call the police on 111.

  • A support person can provide general information and support.
  • A University contact person can provide access to University support- flexible work arrangement, leave and campus personal safety planning.
  • Expert organisations can provide personal safety planning, places of refuge, counselling, advocacy, advice on protection orders and other legal options.

These people can provide support if you are a staff member experiencing family violence and would like to explore your options. You are welcome to bring a support person with you. Confidentiality and privacy will be respected.

Support people

There are a number of staff who can provide general information and support about family violence. These include faculty or department Equity Committee representatives and Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisers  As well as the following people.

Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP)

A confidential and independent provider of professional services including counselling. They can assist with overcoming problems which may affect home and work lives including stress, financial worries, alcohol, depression, relationships, grief and physical illness.
Phone: 0800 327 669 (7.30am–8pm Monday-Friday)
Email: ak@eapservices.co.nz
Web: eapservices.co.nz.

Tertiary Education Union (TEU)

Jane Kostanich
TEU Representative
Phone: +64 9 923 7688
Email: Jane.Kostanich@teu.ac.nz.

Public Service Association (PSA)

Alamelu Badrinarayanan
PSA Representative
Phone: +64 9 923 7668
Email: a.badri@auckland.ac.nz.

Contact people for access to formal University support

The following people can help you access flexible work arrangements or leave to attend to family violence matters, or to develop a campus personal safety plan.

Your line manager, head of department or service division

Human Resources

Contact your HR Adviser or HR Manager.

Staff Equity Manager

Cathie Walsh
East Wing ClockTower, Room 117
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88211
Email: cathie.walsh@auckland.ac.nz.

University security

Report any suspicious behaviour immediately, no matter how minor it may appear, to University Security.

City campus: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85000 or 0800 373 7550
Tāmaki Innovation Campus: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85225
Grafton campus: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86081
Epsom campus: +64 9 373 7599 ext 44835

Where there is a real or imminent threat, call the police on 111.

Expert organisations

To contact an external organisation that can provide advice, support, emergency housing,safety planning off campus or advocacy see Expert organisations who can help.

Legal help

Find out more about your legal options.