Counselling support

It is important to think about your emotional health needs. Explore your options for support inside and outside of the University.

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP provides specialised support for people affected by sexual abuse and assault.

They operate a 24-hour crisis support line and have on-site support workers.

If you find yourself needing to talk to someone, they’re there to listen and help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They can also arrange a specialized doctor or counselling appointments if needed.

You can call them on (04) 801 6655 and push '0' at the menu.

Wellington Rape Crisis

Wellington Rape Crisis provide support and information over the phone, by email, and in person to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and to their families, friends and whānau.

This includes people who are supporting a survivor or who are affected by the rape or sexual abuse of someone they know.

They are available to work alongside you in your liaison with organisations such as the Police, ACC, WINZ, the courts, and medical professionals.

You can call them on (04) 801 8973 during business hours only.

Safe To Talk

Safe To Talk is a  24/7 phone and web-based service to a trained specialist at any time/information about medical, emotional, and behavioural issues related to harmful experiences.

They can speak to you in over 40 different languages (ask about the language line when you call).

You can call them on 0800 044 334.

ACC Find Support

ACC's Find Support programme helps you access ACC-funded support following sexual abuse or assault, in your time, on your terms.

Alternatively victims of sexual violence may make direct contact with ACC's Sensitive Claims Unit.

The Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team has worked with ACC to provide a specialist sexual assault counsellor on campus, to ensure a holistic response to survivors/victims.

If you would like to learn more about how to access this service you can contact us at studentinterest@vuw.ac.nz

Hutt Valley Sexual Abuse Support and Healing

Hutt Valley Sexual Abuse Support and Healing provides a free service to all women, men and children affected by sexual abuse and rape, recent or historic.

You can call them 24/7 on 0800 22 66 94.

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault Trust

The Wellington branch of the Male Survivors of Sexual Assault Trust (MOSAIC) provides one to one, peer and group support for male survivors and their significant others.

You can call or text MOSAIC confidentially on 022 419 3416.

Student Health and Counselling (Mauri Ora)

Student Health and Counselling (Mauri Ora) provides health care and counselling support for students who are victims of sexual harm. Clinics are based on the Kelburn and Pipitea campuses.

Mauri Ora is not a specialist service, but can support you to link in with specialist counselling as needed.

You can call 04 463 5308 to make an appointment.