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Your physical and mental wellbeing plays a big part in your success in the classroom. Each UCOL campus has a specialist staff member who can provide assistance, or refer you to organisations that support physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Our wellbeing staff can also provide advice on things like housing and budgeting.  

It’s normal to sometimes feel overwhelmed by what life throws at you, so just know that our friendly staff are here to help. 

Disability Services

UCOL provides a range of support services to help students with disabilities, impairments, on-going medical conditions, or ACC temporary injuries to participant fully in the learning environment. Services include:
  • Reader/writers.
  • Sign language communicators or interpreters. 
  • Alternative arrangements for tests and exams. 
  • Assistive technology.
All students who seek disability support are assessed case-by-case. 

Palmerston North

Key contact: Mary Prichard, Senior Advisor Wellbeing
Phone: (06) 952 7010 extn 70053 or 022 067 8394
Email: Wellbeing-PN@ucol.ac.nz

Free counselling appointments are available for all students at the Amesbury Counselling Service. Students first meet with Mary for a referral to a counsellor, which can be for up to three appointments (more counselling sessions can be approved at the discretion of the Health Centre Manager). Contact Mary to make an appointment.

For students under 24, the Youth One Stop Shop across the road from the campus provides free doctor, nurse and counselling appointments.

Disability services and advice are also available from UCOL's Disability Support Service Coordinator:
Email: DisabilitySupport-PN@ucol.ac.nz
Phone: 06 952 7001 extn 70223



Email: Wellbeing-Wg@ucol.ac.nz

Our Student Coach and Student Success staff in Whanganui connect students with organisations that can offer support for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Whanganui UCOL has a close relationship with the Youth Services Trust, which provides UCOL students with free doctor, nurse and counselling appointments. The Youth Services Trust are located close to the Whanganui campus at 7 Park Place. Youth Services Trust (YST) is located at 39 Drews Avenue.

Services include:

  • Free nurse appointments for UCOL students. Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9.00am - 11.00am and Wednesday afternoon from 1.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Free doctor appointments on Monday from 5.00pm - 6.00pm.
  • Free counselling service, appointments necessary.

Enquiries outside these hours will be attended to based on urgency.

Disability services and advice are also available from UCOL's Disability Support Service Coordinator:
Email: DisabilitySupport-Wg@ucol.ac.nz


Email: Wellbeing-Wai@ucol.ac.nz

UCOL Wairarapa is located in the heart of Masterton, with close ties to the healthcare community. The Student Success staff can refer students to organisations that support physical, mental and spiritual health.

UCOL Wairarapa has a counsellor available for students, appointments can be made through HUB or at the A block reception. Students can also make appointments directly.
  Phone: 0800 GO UCOL - extension 72068

Disability services and advice are also available from UCOL's Disability Support Service Coordinator:
Email: DisabilitySupport-Wai@ucol.ac.nz


Online resources

Our colleagues at Massey University have some excellent advice and help available online for: