Mental health and wellbeing

The mental health & wellbeing team provides free short-term mental health and counselling support to University of Waikato students.

In crisis?

Our team is made up of mental health nurses, counsellors, and a social worker, a alcohol and other drug clinician and a health care assistant who are able to provide support to you in achieving your health, wellbeing, academic and personal goals.

All services are available FREE to students currently living in New Zealand. We are unable to provide support to students who are based overseas.

Emergency Information

In an emergency or if there is immediate risk call 111

An urgent situation/crisis includes:
  • Students that pose a risk of harm to self and/or others
  • Students that pose risk to others due to mental health concerns
  • If deterioration of pre-existing mental health condition occurs
Local mental health crisis numbers:
  • 1737(free 24/7 counselling phone line, available to call or text)
  • Waikato Mental Health Crisis Team 0800 50 50 50
  • Bay of Plenty Mental Health Crisis Team 0800 800 508