Ōtaki College Guidance Counselling Service

Kia Ora and Welcome to the Ōtaki College Counselling service. We have a range of staff available to support students and whanau. Counselling and Health services are available at college and referrals can be made to outside agencies including Te Runanga O Raukawa support services, Child Adolescent and Family mental health service, KYS Ōtaki and Whaioro Trust Alcohol and Drug Counselling.

At college we want to encourage our students to experience positive mental health and well being. Through our college Counselling and Health services we aim to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety by providing a range of support options, through a face to face service and online (as discussed on the support websites page). We also aim to promote the Mental Health Foundation strategies of 5 Ways to Better Well being which include: