Safety and Wellbeing


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.

Vitae Counselling Services

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 also be found once a week at each campus. 

Te Auaha campus: Monday 

WelTec campus: Wednesday

Whitireia campus: Thursday


WelTec Self Referral Form

Whitireia Self Referral Form


Or call

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: 

  • easy and personalised access to therapy at a convenient place and time
  • an emotional wellness app that helps you access support and track your progress
  • links to 24/7 support through phone and web services
  • trained peer support coaches.

A Piki mental health professional can also be found once a week at these campuses: 

Te Auaha campus: Wednesday 

Whitireia campus: Thursday


Get in touch 


1737 is a free service for New Zealanders feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just need to chat to a trained counsellor. You can call or text for free 24/7. 

Report an Event

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.

Positive Event Reporting

Is an event not causing harm but a H&S event that is working well.  Reporting these events help establish a positive health and safety culture and encourages and endorses good health and safety practices. 


Report an Event

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