Counselling and mental health support

At AUT all domestic and international students based in New Zealand can get free, confidential counselling sessions and mental health support.

Counsellors are based at all of our campuses. You can also get help from our mental health advisors.

Topics you can talk about

At these sessions you can talk about any topics – study-related or personal, like:

  • ​​Relationships
  • Difficulty with strong moods (like depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and grief)
  • Behaviours that cause problems (like addictions, irregular eating or sleeping)
  • Identity
  • Concerns about personal safety
  • Life events that impact on your wellbeing

Urgent help in a mental health crisis

If you need help in a mental health crisis you should call:

  • Community Mental Health Urgent Response team: 0800 800 717
  • In an emergency, you should call 111

After-hours support

For support outside regular hours you can call:

Contact us

If you’re a current student, check Student Hub Online for more information or drop in to WB level 2, City Campus.

Counselling and mental health support (student website)

Free call or text 1737 to talk

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