Ask well

Curated ideas to give you courage when you’re in a jam and want to reach out for help but not sure how to.

Whakamoea ngā maunga kia whānau ko te pai.

Put to sleep the negative thoughts of the past so that goodness can prevail.

Quick reads

Read about why doing good can do you good too.

Finding help when you’re not feeling all right.

Call Student Counselling on 04 463 5308 to organise talking to a counsellor.

Get in touch with a Disability Services and Inclusion adviser to chat about what you need to support your studies.

Free call or text 1737 anytime day or night for counselling support.

Coping with suicidal thoughts, how to ask for help, and how to feel better.


Listen to Brene Brown talk about the discomfort, vulnerability, and fear we feel when we start new things and don’t know how to do it.


Watch Heidi Grant talk about how to ask for help, understand what you need and how to be good at it.


Mentemia is an app that coaches mental wellbeing and is free to all New Zealanders.

Melon is an app with a health journal, ways to assess your progress, coping tools, and community support.


Have a go at the problem solving worksheet from Just A Thought to help you create your own best solution and a step by step action plan.

Check out study skills worksheets and online modules from Student Learning to help you or a mate with study skills.