Piki aims to equip youth with tools which can help you overcome adversity, and strengthen your wellbeing.

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If you would like to access free support to help you manage your wellbeing, Piki is available at Victoria University of Wellington for those aged between 18-25 living in the Greater Wellington region.

Piki offers you free access to:

  • Easy and personalised therapy on campus at Mauri Ora (Student Health and Counselling) on the Kelburn campus
  • An emotional wellness app that helps you access support and track your progress
  • 24/7 support through phone and web services
  • Trained peer support coaches (coming July 2019).

If you think that Piki might be right for you, complete the form on the Piki website to get support. For information and resources on other kinds of support, visit the Piki resources page.

Your GP at Student Health or at your own practice can also refer you to the Piki support team. If you have any queries, check out the frequently asked questions on the Piki website.

The Piki pilot, funded by the Ministry of Health, aims to strengthen existing services by expanding access options and broadening the range of therapies available for young adults aged between 18 and 25 years old.

In crisis?

It's okay to reach out for help­—never hesitate if you are concerned for someone else or yourself.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency:

  • Please phone 111
  • Or go to your nearest hospital emergency department

If this is not an emergency but you would like to talk to a trained counsellor for free 24/7 confidential help, advice, or support, you can contact 1737 Need to talk? by calling or texting 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.