AUT offers free counselling services and mental health support to AUT students. Sessions are confidential and are delivered by professional counsellors. You can bring a support person with you.
Counselling is a process of privately talking through anything that is concerning you. Counsellors provide a practical and solution-focused counselling approach to student concerns.
You can talk about a range of issues, whether these are personal, study-related or in other areas of your life. This includes:
If you are concerned about your mental health, support is available with a Mental Health Advisor. They offer practical advice and if you need other services, they can liaise with them to meet your needs. Students can refer themselves; a formal mental health diagnosis is not necessary to access this service.
We are unable to accept appointments via email.
Once you have an appointment, please download the triage form and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fill one out at reception.
Student Counselling and Mental Health Registration Form
Download triage form (PDF) (only after you have made an appointment)
Please tell us if you need an appointment with a Counsellor or a Mental Health Advisor, and if you need special consideration.
Talk to us about your appointment needs so we can ensure you have the appropriate booking.
City Campus: WB203, 8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday.
North Campus: AX (NorthMed, 3 Akoranga Drive), 8.00-4.00 Monday to Friday.
South Campus: MB107b, 8.30-4.30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
We have a range of skill-based groups to give you the tools to manage your wellbeing. These are free to all AUT students. Come and talk with us at WB204.
There is a wide range of free information and apps available online to help you with mental health advice, coping strategies and stress management. These are generally used alongside counselling support.