Health and Counselling - Albany

What's On?

For details phone 09 2136700, or call in to Student Central, Level 2.


Quit Smoking  

  • Make today the beginning of your smoke free life.
  • Help to quit is easily available.
  • Make a 1/2 hour appointment with the nurse at your Health & Counselling Centre to discuss your options.

COST: Students PHO enrolled FREE
All others $5 - $10



Free Sexual Health Screening

All students registered as PHO patients are eligible for free sexual health related consultations e.g. smears, STI checks, contraception advice, ECP, condoms etc.



Dietitians promote good health, advise about the prevention of nutrition-related problems and are able to manage disease and ill health with nutrition.  Dietetics@Massey 4U is an affordable service run by students studying MSc Nutrition and Dietetics.  Each clinic is supervised by a New Zealand Registered Dietitian with up to two students involved in each clinic.  Please contact the Health & Counselling Centre to book an appointment or for further information and costs.

Study/Work/Life Balance

University study involves time pressure on our already busy lives. Planning and organisation skills can help to reduce stress and give you a greater sense of achievement.

Using a time schedule and master list of assignments and exam dates will help you to make realistic priorities to get the most important things done first.

In creating balance, remember to include the other aspects of your life - relationships, work, exercise, healthy eating, fun and spirituality.

Download your copies of time schedules here: Timetable (53 KB) Do you have the time required to complete your study? (63 KB)

For further resources link to CROW

The Balance Program

The group is designed for students who are either on the ASD spectrum or who have on-going mental health conditions.  The emphasis is on balancing study with mental wellbeing.  This free weekly group is to support student success and provide a sense of belonging on campus.  Topics include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Time Management
  • Managing Difficult Emotions
  • Core Communication Skills
  • Dealing with Distress
  • Preparing for exams, transitions in between semesters

Email: Jenni Beckett @  for further details. 


The Anxiety Group

This free 10 week programme provides help and support for people who have anxiety disorders.  Interested or want more information?  Contact Jenni @

LGBTQ Support

We offer non-judgmental support, resources and information for students who are questioning sexuality and gender identity.  Health + Counselling have counsellors who have experience in these issues and the possible subsequent feelings of fear, anxiety or even shame.  If you have any queer-related problems at University, or any homophobic or trans phobic behaviour that has resulted in your feeling unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact us for support and advocacy. 

CONTACT: or call 09 2136700 for more information or for a confidential conversation with a counsellor or gay support person.

Managing Stress for Success

Stressed out by family, friends, study, relationships, self? The next "Managing Stress for Success" closed 6 week group begins March and August 2017.  Group numbers will be limited to the first 10 students, so enrol early to avoid disappointment. The focus will be:

  • Causes, effects of stress and better stress management
  • Lifestyle balance
  • Assertiveness
  • Mindfulness
  • Challenging unhelpful thoughts and feelings
  • Sleep hygiene

Comments from students who have attended the group: 

"This has really helped me with all aspects of my life and I don't think I will ever forget it." 

"This has been a really great course.  Very comprehensive and useful with so much practical stuff.  Great group environment."

If you would like your name added to the list to be contacted once dates are secured, email Theresa Martinovich today @ or

Koru Mindfulness for Students - beginners

Learn mindfulness and meditation by joining our 4 week class, beginning in March and August 2017.  Mindfulness will assist you to better concentrate on your studies, be less anxious and judgemental, while increasing calmness and tolerance.

Group numbers are limited to the first 12 students, so enroll early to avoid disappointment.

"Mindfulness has given me a toolkit to manage my stress".

For information, enrolment, or questions about this group, contact Theresa . Alternatively, phone our reception staff on 09 213 6700 or complete our intake assessment form under Counselling Services.

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