Tai Poutini Polytechnic wants to ensure the success of our students. We understand that at times problems will arise that could affect your studies. 

Counselling can help with many issues, including:

  • Stress (personal or study)
  • Relationship concerns
  • Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling)
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger
  • Goal setting/decision making
  • Grief
  • Harassment

Ākonga (learner) Counselling Service

Off-campus counselling services are available for students currently enrolled in any Tai Poutini Polytechnic programme.

All learners can access free counselling and psychologist support.  Counselling is provided either by telephone or online (Zoom or MS Teams).  This service is provided at no cost to the student.

To request a counselling appointment, please visit Vitae: www.vitae.co.nz or call the 24/7 freephone service on 0508 664 981.

If you would like to speak to someone on site at Tai Poutini Polytechnic, please contact Student Support.  Student Support Advisors are available for drop in/booked appointments. You can book an appointment via our online booking system here.

1737 Need to Talk? – is a free call or text national mental health and addictions helpline number (just call or text 1737).  The helpline is staffed by trained counsellors, is available 24/7, is completely confidential and you can remain anonymous if you wish.