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Alternatives for counselling

Due to counselling service onsite only being a day and a half a week and demand high, here are some other options to access.

  • Primary Health Organisations – check with your GP whether you are eligible for counselling through the PHO. Usually you can access free counselling for up to 6 sessions.
     
  • MPS – Medical Protection Society – if you are a member (free membership for medical students) you can access free counselling with a psychologist. Other health professionals are eligible if they are members – medicalprotection.org/newzealand/help-advice/counselling-service
     
  • International Students - private counselling can be accessed via your health insurance. Contact Joanna MacDonald for details - email joanna.macdonald@otago.ac.nz. See also: otago.ac.nz/international/support-services
     

Also check the tools and strategies page.

Other low cost counselling services

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