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Can I get some counselling?

If there are issues in your life that are affecting your ability to succeed in your studies, NMIT has free, confidential, counselling services available to help support you.


Vitae provide off-campus Counselling Services for students currently enrolled at any Te Pūkenga campus, including NMIT. Counselling is provided either by telephone or online (Zoom or MS Teams), at no cost to you. For students studying on campus or by distance learning, click here or call the 24/7 freephone service on 0508 664 981 to request a counselling appointment. For students enrolled in a work-based learning programme, click here to request a counselling appointment.


OCP are our official qualified counselling provider. You can contact them 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by phoning 0800 377 990.

Just quote your Student ID number to access their services. Alternatively, book your appointment online with the My OCP app.

Wellbeing Team Counselling Services

Nick Baker is the NMIT Student Mental Health Specialist and Counsellor.  Nick is available on Nelson and Richmond campuses, and online, to provide 1:1 or group counselling and support any student wellbeing need. 

Leah is an NMIT student counsellor on student placement in the Learner Services team. She can give 1:1 counselling on Nelson and Richmond campuses and online. This service replaces the Next Steps Service previously provided by the NMIT Bachelor of Counselling students.

Catherine is an NMIT student career counsellor on student placement in the Learner Services team. Catherine is available online to design personalised career plans, increase confidence to overcome limiting beliefs, identify key strengths and skills, and help students find employment and further educational opportunities.

The Learner Services Wellbeing Team is based in the Nelson Campus Library Learning Centre Te Puna Mātauranga. Call in, or phone (03) 539 5068, or email