Counselling services are available to help you work through any issues you may have while studying at Otago Polytechnic. 


Counsellors on the Dunedin Campus are available to see students between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. This is a free service.

Freephone 0800 762 786
9.00am - 5.00pm weekdays
Student Health Centre, Harbour Terrace, M Block, Dunedin campus

Central Otago

If you’re a student studying at Central, you can book an appointment to see our counsellor, Malcolm Creagh. Malcolm is available by appointment. Please contact him on 027 254 9323 or email Alternatively, make an appointment through the office staff or ask your lecturer. This confidential service is free, funded by Otago Polytechnic Student Health. 

Phone 027 254 9323


You will have an academic mentor who will meet you at the beginning of your study and at least every four weeks to discuss your progress and provide guidance. We also have Student Support Officers who can help you with anything about your stay in New Zealand.

Counselling support is available on Fridays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.  The counsellor is Sunjin Heo.  Please contact through the following emails or

Freephone 0800 111 212 

Online counselling 

A Skype or phone appointment can be made with a counsellor. 

You will be asked to provide your Skype address and phone number. If a phone call is required, the counsellor will ring you at your appointment time.

Freephone 0800 762 786
8:30am - 5:00pm weekdays