Health and wellbeing during COVID-19 , Hauora me te oranga i te wā KOWHEORI

We are here to support you with whatever you need. We have a range of health and wellbeing resources you can make use of throughout COVID-19.

Health and counselling

If you are feeling unwell, contact your doctor or Healthline (0800 358 5453). Massey student health and counselling appointments are available by telephone or video where possible, but will also be available face-to-face (where possible within the protection framework) if deemed necessary. We know this service is more important than ever and we encourage you to make use of it.

Make an online appointment.

There is a free 24/7 counselling service available from the Mental Health Foundation by texting or calling 1737.

Additional information and resources are also available at the following links:

Mental Health Foundation - COVID-19 help

Symptoms of COVID-19

Unite against COVID-19 health and wellbeing information

Halls students should notify duty staff if they are self-isolating. If you are identified as a close contact, or a probable or confirmed case please notify the university by emailing the health and safety team at

Student support

All Massey's student support services are still in operation including Māori student support and chaplaincy services (although not all will be offered face to face). You can find more on the MyHub student site (login) or contact the team at the Massey Contact Centre (Te Paepoto) to be connected to the service you need.

MyHub (login)

Chaplaincy teams

Māori student support

Contact Massey


This 24/7 mental health support app offers Massey students access to online support from anywhere, at any time, for as long as needed. Also available to student off-shore.

Activities and resources

These ideas for free activities to do outside of study time include free career courses, karakia and Te Reo lessons.

Career courses

Massey's MyHub site has links to a number of resources and courses to help you plan and train for your career. This is a free student portal (use your student login).


Toro Mai

Toro Mai offers two free introductory online courses in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

Toro Mai


A karakia, sung by Scotty Morrison. To help soothe little children and instil peace in the whanau before bedtime. Link goes to the Māori 4 Grown Ups Facebook page.

Facebook - Māori 4 GrownUps

Te reo for tamariki and adults

The Kura Mō Ngā Mokopuna Facebook page provides online (live) and video lessons twice a day for tamariki and te reo Māori learners. Lessons draw on a network of Māori teachers and experts.

Facebook - Kura Mō Ngā Mokopuna

Learn the Massey waiata

Take time to learn the Massey waiata. Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa.Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa is the Māori name for Massey. It emphasises that the pursuit of learning is an endless journey. Literally, it means 'from inception to infinity'.

Massey waiata

Te Turuki Healthcare karakia and kōrero hauora

Live sessions on hauora, streamed daily on the Turuki Healthcare Facebook page.

Facebook - Turuki Health Care

Having trouble sleeping?

Our Sleep/Wake Centre has a number of research-based resources to help you if you are having trouble sleeping. There is specific information for children (from toddlers to teenagers), adults and those doing shift work.

Sleep during COVID-19

Join the Student Volunteer Army

If you are well and want to safely help others during this time, consider joining your local student volunteer army, who are doing things like delivering essential supplies to vulnerable people in the community.

Student Volunteer Army

Response to racism

We welcome all students, staff and visitors regardless of their gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, country of origin, ability, ethnicity, physical appearance, socioeconomic status, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We firmly reject bullying and harassment in all forms.

As the country has taken action to respond to COVID-19, there has been an increase in the expression of negative attitudes toward some members of our society, particularly those who appear to have a Chinese or other Asian ethnicity. This is not acceptable at Massey now, or ever. If you have been the victim of verbal, physical or other forms of abuse in any form, you can report this to Campus Security on 0800 627750, or seek support from the Student Care team by emailing

Only by finding out can we take action to support you and others in the Massey community.

New Zealand Human Rights: Responding to Racism

Hauora (health and wellbeing) during the COVID-19 pandemic - a Māori perspective

Improving Māori health and wellbeing is key to shaping the social, political and economic future of Aotearoa. Philosophies such as Ako, Āta, mātauranga, Kaupapa Māori, tikanga, te reo, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi guide our understanding of hauora. Massey's Te Putahi-a-Toi School of Māori Knowledge provides a Māori perspective on COVID-19 and whanau health.

Toi Hauora podcasts, by Felicity Ware