Contact Mauri Ora

Students can access health and counselling services at a range of campus locations. Find the location and time that works for you.

COVID-19—important update

Aotearoa New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 alert level 2, apart from Auckland which remains at alert level 4.

It is essential that all students in New Zealand check the Ministry of Health website detailing locations of interest related to the latest COVID-19 community cases. You must follow the instructions on that site if they apply to you.

Mauri Ora (Student Health and Student Counselling) transition back to alert level 2 services from Monday 13 September.

Find out more about what alert level 2 means for services at Mauri Ora.

Our Kelburn and Pipitea campuses offers student health and counselling services. Counselling services are also offered at our Te Aro campus by appointment.

Kelburn campus

Mauri Ora, Level 1, Student Union Building
Phone: +64 4 463 5308
Email: mauriora@vuw.ac.nz

Student Health opening hours

Monday 8.30 am–6 pm
Tuesday 10.30 am–6 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am–6 pm
Thursday 8.30 am–6 pm
Friday 8.30 am–4.45 pm

*Please note that our phone lines close at 4:45 pm each day and all appointments from 4:30 pm are pre-booked only. There will be no walk-in service during these hours.

Student Counselling opening hours

Monday: 8.30 am–4.45 pm
Tuesday: 10.30 am–4.45 pm
Wednesday: 8.30 am–4.45 pm
Thursday: 8.30 am–4.45 pm
Friday: 8.30 am–4.45 pm

Pipitea campus

Te Taunaki, Mezzanine floor, Rutherford House
Phone: +64 4 463 5308
Email: mauriora@vuw.ac.nz

To see where we are located in the Rutherford House, you can take a virtual tour.

Student Health and Counselling opening hours

Monday 8.30 am–4.45 pm
Tuesday 11 am–4.45 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am–4.45 pm
Thursday 8.30 am–4.45 pm
Friday 8.30 am–4.45 pm

Te Aro campus  (counselling only, by appointment)

Library, 139 Vivian Street
Phone: +64 4 463 5308

Postal address

Student Health & Counselling
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140

2021 closure dates

Student health and counselling services are closed at all campuses on weekends, public holidays, and a few other days in the year, as specified below:

  • 24 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 inclusive—Christmas and New Year break.
  • 25 January—Wellington Anniversary Day.
  • 2 February—Team Planning Day.
  • 6 April—University Holiday.
  • 22 June—Team Planning Day.
  • 7 December—Team Planning Day.