Health and wellness

Chaplaincy

An ecumenical chaplain is available on campus to provide a confidential, non-judgemental listening ear; support in times of illness, confusion or bereavement and a point of contact.

Contact

Phone: 0800 948 896 or 06 757 3100 ext 8882


Puāwaitanga Counselling

Available from 9.00am – 9.00pm, seven days a week

WITT has partnered with Puāwaitanga to provide support around stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, low self-esteem, addictions or other related issues that may be affecting your life.

Puāwaitanga offers:

  • A free phone and online support service to help strengthen your hauora (wellbeing)
  • Counselling sessions held over the phone or video using the Puāwaitanga app.
  • Sessions can be held any time between 9.00am - 9.00pm, seven days a week
  • Sessions are free to enrolled students
  • You can choose which counsellor you would like to speak to in the Puāwaitanga team
  • Puāwaitanga as a WITT partner, will communicate your contacting them, and a summary of care provided, to the Health and Counselling team.

Please note that to access this service you need to be:

  • Currently enrolled as a student with WITT
  • Living in New Zealand
  • Aged 18+ years

Enrol online (You will be asked for your student ID number to confirm you are an enrolled student) or you can call 0800 782 999

You can find more information on health and wellness apps here, and learn more about New Zealand-based mental health resources here.


Te Puna Manaaki / Wellbeing Hub

The Health Clinic provides a wide range of free health services to all students.

Services including:

  • Treatment for accidents or illness
  • Rehabilitation from accidents or injury
  • Advice and treatment on sexual health and contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Immunisations
  • Health and Vision screens
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • General health assessments
  • Stop smoking advice
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Health and safety education

Check the Health Clinic notice board located in the cafeteria

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 4:00pm

Contact

Phone: 0800 948 896 or 06 757 3100 extn 8775
Email: health.clinic@witt.ac.nz


Health and Safety Student Representative

If you have any concerns about your Health and Safety on campus or need to report a hazard and are not sure who to talk to?  You can leave any comments or recommendations in our Student Comment box located in the Cafeteria or you can email health&safety@witt.ac.nz


Fitness Factory Gym

The Fitness Factory is FREE for all students. The new space opened in 2020 and features all-new, state of the art equipment and audio-visual set up, secure bag storage, plus new shower and changing facilities. Open 7 days a week from 6am to 8pm, there’s plenty of time to hit the gym for a workout or group fitness class. If you need to clear your head, check out our yoga classes on Mondays and Friday lunchtimes.

Interested in joining the Fitness Factory? Join here

Free Physio Clinic for student

On-campus clinic available for all staff and students. Free for all injuries! Appointments are available every Friday 8am – 12:30pm. Location in the units next to the Library (U Block)

We also treat back and neck pain, headaches, musculoskeletal pain and injuries, acute and chronic pain, pre and post-op plans, and return to sport plans.

You can book an appointment in 2 different ways:

  • Get the campus nurse or Doctor to refer you
  • Phone 06 757 8800 and request an appointment at WITT

 

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