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Mental Health & Wellbeing

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

Get Urgent Help

Our team is made up of mental health nurses & counsellors, who are able to provide support to ensure you meet your academic and personal goals.


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