With HITO’s transition to Te Pūkenga, we are pleased to announce we are now able to offer work-based learners’ access to Vitae, a free counselling service.

Your hauora (wellbeing) is important. Wherever you are in New Zealand, we can offer learners access to free counselling, whenever you need it.

Providing access to this free service is part of the commitment made by Te Pūkenga to promote a healthy learning environment by ensuring that all ākonga have the opportunity to talk to someone about their mental health.

What is Vitae?

Vitae is a free and completely confidential counselling service for work-based learners, that is available 24/7. Appointments with a counsellor can be conducted over video (Zoom or Facetime) or over the phone.

Vitae offers learners a choice of counsellor and a 24/7 contact centre with a duty counsellor for emergencies.

Vitae’s focus is on enabling speedy access to psychological services that help to resolve issues and maintain a safe, healthy and productive work environment.

How can Vitae help me or my apprentice?

Vitae can help learners with:
  • Personal or study stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Conflict situations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger/violence
  • Grief/loss
  • Harassment
  • Personal trauma
  • Addiction

Get in touch with Vitae

To make an appointment, call 0508 664 981 (24/7), scan the QR code to the right, or complete the online referral form at https://vitae.co.nz/Te-Pukenga-wbl/

For more information on the services offered by Vitae, visit https://www.vitae.co.nz/