Stay supported

There are a range of support services available to students at the University and in the community.

If you need urgent help, you reach out via the services below:

  • For mental health crisis support, phone: 0800 800 717
  • To talk to a counsellor for free, you can text: 1737
  • Shine (a domestic abuse helpline) can be reached on 0508 744 633
  • Shakti (support for women, children and youth of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence and discrimination): 0800 742 584
  • Women’s Refuge (help for women experiencing family violence): 0800 733 843
  • Oranga Tamariki (if you believe a child is in danger): 0508 326 459

For help in other areas:

  • If you're worried about your finances contact MoneyTalk or check out LiveSorted.
  • If you are unwell, phone your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116 (or 111 in an emergency)
  • Police non-urgent phone line: 105