Mental Health Support

The mental health service provides free short-term mental health support to University of Waikato students, who are experiencing a new mental health concern or have a diagnosed mental health condition.

During office hours, the mental health nurse is available to provide same day support and advice in urgent situations

What can this service support with?

The mental health nurse can support with the following, but is not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Disordered eating
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts

What can I expect from this service?

This service is provided by a Registered Nurse who specialises in mental health and is based at student health at Waikato campus.

The initial appointment will be a conversation about you and what has brought you in. This will ensure you are connected with the right supports as quickly as possible. The nurse will work with you to develop a plan, which will include possible interventions and supports. This may include education, resources, online tools, practical advice, tools, strategies and referral to on and off-campus services as needed.

How do I make an appointment?

Students can make an appointment either in person at student health reception or by telephone by calling Student Health on (07) 838 4037

There are mental health drop-ins available Monday - Friday 1 - 3pm. Location: Student Health Room G.19. No appointment needed.