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Who can provide support?

If you need wellbeing help, please consider using one of these support services. 

There are more agencies that provide support other than those listed. 

Service nameContact detailsSupport available
In an emergency
CALL: 111 
available 24/7

to access police, ambulance and fire services.
24/7 Nelson Hospital Emergency DepartmentCALL: 03 546 1421

ADDRESS: 100 Waimea Road, Nelson

WEB: Nelson Hospital Emergency Department

available 24/7

to get accident and/or medical help, mental health and dental emergency support.
Free for NZ residents.
Urgent & After Hours Medical and Injury CentreCALL:  03 546 8881

ADDRESS: 98 Waimea Road (orange building next to hospital)

WEB: Medical and Injury Centre

available 8am-10pm

to get walk-in medical, mental health, sexual health and dental support from doctors from 8 am - 10 pm. Costs apply for both NZ residents and non-residents.

NMIT Student Urgent Assistance

CALL: 0800 718 277 or +64 3 5462333 (from outside NZ)

available 24/7

to get support from NMIT Wellbeing Team members.

Learner Services Wellbeing Support team 
CALL: 03 539 5068
Or request support
to get support from  NMIT Wellbeing Team members during business hours.
SANITI Student AssociationWEB:



to get support for wellbeing, finances, COVID-19, academic issues, managing stress and problem resolution.


CALL 24/7:  0508 664 981

WEB: Online/On-campus Te Pūkenga ākonga referral 

WEB: Work-based Te Pūkenga ākonga referral

to access free off-campus counselling sessions provided via ZOOM or MS Teams.


CALL: 0800 377 990

WEB: My OCP app

to make appointments for free counselling sessions via face-to-face, Skype or Zoom.

Te Puna Manaaki
CALL: 03 5463620
Drop-in: Te Toki Pakohe, Nelson Campus
to get support for Māori with learning and other challenges, and help to access scholarships,  external agencies and proactive cultural support.
Te Piki Oranga
CALL: 0800 672 642


to get Māori wellness services including child and adult mental health services; smoking, alcohol and drug specialist services; Well Child Tamariki Ora and oral health services; and health education.

Nelson Tasman Pasifika Trust

CALL: 021 731 615

EMAIL: Nelson Tasman Pasifika Trust

to make an appointment for mentoring support,  community nurse, and referrals to other support.

Asian Family Services

CALL: 0800 862 342 


to get support from a counsellor or social worker in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese languages. Available Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm. 

COVID-19 Healthline

CALL: 0800 358 5453

available 24/7


to get advice about your health and resources specifically for COVID-19.

CALL: 0800 611 116
available 24/7

to talk to a registered nurse.


CALL: 0800 376 633   

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available 24/7



available 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

to talk to a counsellor about young people’s challenges.

NMIT first aiders
CALL: 0800 422 733
to access first aid support on campus.

Campus Services
CALL: 03 539 5084
after-hours call 027 433 4612

EMAIL: Campus Services
to notify building problems or spills.
Nelson Campus Security
CALL: 0800 718 277 (NMIT student urgent assistance) 

to access security support on campus.