Mā tātou, mō tātou ko WelTec ki Te Āti Awa, ko Whitireia ki Ngāti Toa. E haere kōtui nei me kura-takahi-puni tātou.
Together, will lead and illuminate our communities through tertiary education.
Wai Ora is a primary mental health and hauora service for Māori and Pacific ākonga. Wai Ora supports the wellbeing of students, and is dedicated to educate students on the tools needed to take care of their hauora.
Individual or group sessions are welcome. Wai Ora is available from 9:00-5:00pm on weekdays. Students can call 027 216 2038, or get in touch with Wai Ora below.
Our ākonga (student) counselling services for all ākonga are provided by Vitae, a team of independent counsellors located throughout New Zealand. We can support you in accessing these services, or you can self-refer. Ākonga are entitled to three free sessions. This service is available in an emergency – you can ring them at any time of the day or night.
A Vitae counsellor can be found at Te Auaha each Monday and Petone each Wednesday. Porirua will continue online appointments until further notice. Ākonga can also use the WelTec Self-Referral form, the Whitireia Self-Referral form or call 0508 664 981.
0508 664 981 (freephone, available 24/7)
Piki is a free service for 18-25's that offers support for mental distress. Ākonga (18-25) can self-refer through the Piki website.
Piki offers free access to:
A Piki mental health professional can be found at Te Auaha campus each Wednesday, Porirua campus each Monday, or students can make an appointment.
We understand that ākonga can experience difficulty with finding a suitable living arrangement for themselves. In Wellington, there are multiple services that are available to help with this. Find out more below:
The Tuatahi Centre is a Non-Government Organisation that provides services for whanau, children and young people. Tuatahi can assist in areas of housing and food response and their work also covers transitional housing, personal upskilling and personal support.
The Wellington Women's House is a woman-centered organisation that provides a safe and comfortable home for women on low income or in transition. The house is a safe haven that can help women get back on their feet. The team at the Wellington Women's House can help connect with services to help achieve your goals, access benefits and entitlements and get advice on personal life.
The Hearing clinic is a free service available to all students and staff. This service is based at our Porirua campus every fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30-3:00pm. Contact LSS helpdesk at LSS@wandw.ac.nz to book a time slot.
What must be reported?
Near miss (Hazard): An event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause injury or ill health. Any unplanned incidents that occurred on campus which, although not resulting in any injury or disease, had the potential to do so.
Incident (accident): An unplanned event that resulted in injury or ill health of ākonga, or damage or loss to property, plant, materials or the environment.