Safer communities

As a student or staff member you can receive confidential advice and support about responding to threatening, inappropriate, and concerning behaviour.

If you require urgent assistance on campus, contact Security on 0800 VIC 8888 (0800 842 8888).

If you are imminent concerned about your safety or the safety of someone you care for, call the emergency services on 111.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues, you can call Te Haika on 0800 745 477. Te Haika can connect you with a mental health professional 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

By identifying behaviours of concern early, the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team works with others across the University to respond to and resolve issues in a supportive and non-adversarial manner. They assess risks, identify support needs, and work alongside you and others to ensure a safer community on campus.

Seeking help

You can have a confidential conversation or receive advice from the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team about any of the following:

  • threatening or aggressive behaviour
  • bullying or harassment
  • unwanted attention
  • racism, xenophobia, homophobia, discriminatory, inequitable, or hateful behaviours
  • have concerns for your safety or the safety of someone else
  • are worried about someone’s wellbeing or welfare
  • family violence.

To have a confidential conversation or receive advice please email the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team: studentinterest@vuw.ac.nz