At Lincoln University we are committed to supporting your wellbeing and academic success. Sometimes you may find yourself needing a bit of extra support. It’s okay to ask for help.

Lincoln University Student Health Centre offers short-term counselling for a range of issues – no problem is too big or too small. Common issues that people seek with support with include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, difficulty coping, grief & loss, and the impacts of trauma.

We work in an inclusive and collaborative way. Who you are as a person - your values, culture, beliefs, identity and strengths - are central to the counselling work.

We view your mental health in a holistic way, looking at all elements of your health and wellbeing. With your consent, we work alongside other supports and resources on campus or off campus. These may include the Student Health Centre team, LUSA, the LU Gym, Inclusive Education, Learning, Teaching & Library, the Wellbeing Team and the Kaiārāhi Team.

Good to know

  • Counselling is confidential. We adhere to the Health Information Privacy Code 2020.
  • We provide a safe space on campus in Hudson Hall.
  • We can help you connect to other supports if needed.
  • Appointments run for approximately 50 minutes.


Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

How to book

To make a counselling appointment, please phone Student Health at 03 325 3835.

Please note: We are not a crisis service. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call Crisis Resolution on 0800 920 092 (24/7). If you are in immediate danger, please call 111.

Counselling FAQs

Additional services and resources

Crisis Support (24/7)
Crisis Sexual Assault:
  • Safe to talk For 24/7 confidential, free sexual harm counselling and support. Ph: 0800 044 334
  • Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC)

    A local, in person, confidential, free 24/7 support service for victims of sexual assault/rape, and close family members/friends of victims. Ph: 0800 284 82669 

  • Cambridge Clinic A confidential, free service that provides sexual assault medical and forensic care 24/7. Ph: (03) 366 0067 

Mental Health Crisis: CDHB Crisis Resolution 0800 920 092. In an emergency phone Police/Ambulance on 111.

Please visit the Mental Health Foundation for more helplines.


Insight Timer App

Sam Anxiety App

The Mental Health Foundation’s Five Ways to Wellbeing

The Mental Health Foundation A to Z Mental Health

The Lowdown Youth Mental Health