Alcohol and other drugs

This page provides links to self-help resources for students who may be suffering with issues associated with alcohol or other drugs.

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)

CADS offers a range of free alcohol and drug counselling information and support services. It offers live online counselling, and includes services for Māori, Pacific Islanders and Asian people.

A CADS counsellor is available at the University Counselling service one day a week. Call us to make an appointment.

Phone: 923 7681
Visit CADS.

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand

This site has a ‘drink check’ where you can test your drinking online.
Visit ALAC.

CALM - Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind

This site is provided by the University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. It has tools and advice for managing depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol and drugs.
Visit CALM.

Ministry of Health

The MOH aims to ensure that the health and disability support system works for all New Zealanders.
Visit the Ministry of Health.

This site is for young people, and provides information on depression, anxiety and stress.


This site has lots of stories and useful mental health information.
Visit TeensHealth


This site has information about drugs, alcohol and safe partying.
Visit Youthline.