Support services for students accused of sexual harm He tautoko mō ngā tauira e whakapaetia ana mō ngā mahi taitōkai

If you have been accused of doing sexual harm, you can find advice on what to do both on and off campus.

Support services within Massey

Student health and counselling services

Students can access general practice medical services and free confidential counselling support on campus.

Find more about the student health

Learn about counselling service

Student advocacy service

The student advocacy service in the Students' Association is independent from Massey. Student advocates can help you understand your options, rights and responsibilities, and help raise an issue or make a complaint.

Find out more about the student advocacy service

Student care team

If you have been accused of engaging in sexual harm, the student care team can give you confidential information and advice about the misconduct process, and the support available to you. 

The student care team can help you understand what your rights are, and work with you to identify your needs and ensure you are receiving appropriate support.

Email studentcare@massey.ac.nz

Massey accommodation

If you are living in Massey student accommodation and want to talk to someone, you can contact the Duty Manager or a residential assistant.

Contact your Massey accommodation duty manager

External support services

Safe to Talk sexual harm helpline

Call 0800 044 334

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This free service connects you to a trained specialist who can provide support and information about medical, emotional and behavioural issues related to sexual harm. They can speak over 40 different languages — ask for an interpreter when you call them.

Safe to Talk provides:

  • advice from a trained specialist at any time, day or night, seven days a week
  • answers to questions about sexual harm
  • referral to specialists in your area
  • information for family and friends wanting to help someone.

Go to the Safe to Talk website

Need to Talk helpline

You can call or text this helpline free any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Get support from a trained counsellor.

Call or text 1737

Lifeline helpline

Free, confidential support, including suicide prevention support, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call 0800 543 354 or text 'help' to 4357

Go to the Lifeline website

Related content

Understanding sexual harm & consent

Sexual harm can be physical, verbal, visual or digital, such as emails or text messages. Consent for sexual activity must be freely and actively given.

Counselling services

You can get counselling support if you need help to work through and understand your problems.

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