Student Support

Guidance Team

Maria Lloyd
Guidance Counsellor (MNZAC)
Wainuiomata High School
Phone: 04-9383224 Ext 9-7303

Richard Knox
Counsellor (MNZAC)
Wainuiomata High School
Phone: 04-9383224 Ext 9-7027

Jaydeen Karawana
Social Worker
Wainuiomata High School
Phone: 04-9383224 Ext 9-7117

Students at Wainuiomata High School have access to Maria and Richard who are both full members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, and Jaydeen our Social Worker.  In addition, there are often Counselling students on placement with us who are also available to speak with students.

Appointments can be made via email, or popping down to see us, you can put an appointment slip in the box in the Careers/Guidance area. We are also more than happy to speak with parents/caregivers at any time about connecting with a student.

Confidentiality is a key component of counselling, and conversations we have with students are treated in the highest confidence. There can of course be times when for example, we have concerns for student(s), in these cases it's essential we act in the best interest of the student.

Medical Service

Vibe provide a free and confidential medical service here at WHS. Appointments can be made at Student Services, or by scanning the code below. The doctor is in school on a Monday, and the nurse is available 4 days per week.

Support Services and Resources available outside of School

Emergency Services: Call - 111

Te Haika: 0800 745 477

Freecall or Text 1737: 24 hour helpline if you are feeling anxious, down, or just need to talk.

The Lowdown: https://www.thelowdown.co.nz/- Help on all kinds of areas to do with wellbeing.  Free text: 5626 /Email: team@thelowdown.co.nz

Youthline: https://www.youthline.co.nz/ - All kinds of great advice on feelings and issues. Free phone: 0800 376 633 / Free text: 234

Vibe: visit https://www.vibe.org.nz/ for free, confidential health and support services for Hutt Valley young people aged 10-24

CREDS: http://www.mhaids.health.nz/our-services/central-region-eating-disorder-services-creds/ -Central Region Eating Disorder Services for the Wellington Region

EDANZ: https://www.ed.org.nz/about-edanz - support, information, and resources for carers of people with eating disorders.

Quitline: https://quit.org.nz/ -support to quit smoking

Alcohol and Drug Helpline: https://alcoholdrughelp.org.nz/ -support if you are worried about yours or someone else’s alcohol or drug use

YouthLawhttp://youthlaw.co.nz/ -free legal support for children and young people throughout NZ

Shakti Crisis Line: https://shaktiinternational.org/shakati-new-zealand/ - 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence)

Aunty Dee: https://www.auntydee.co.nz/- Helping you find a solution to the issue

Rainbow Youth: http://ry.org.nz/support-services- support for queer, gender diverse, takatāpui & intersex youth, their friends, whānau and wider communities

Inside Out: http://insideout.org.nz/resources/support/ -works with youth, whānau, schools and communities to make Aotearoa a safer place for all rainbow young people to live and be in.

Mentemia: https://www.mentemia.com/nz/home -mental health support, free to all New Zealanders

Netsafe: https://www.netsafe.org.nz/advice/young-people/ -resources and advice for staying safe online

Skylight Trusthttps://www.skylight.org.nz/pages/get-support -support specialising in grief, loss and trauma

What's Up: https://whatsup.co.nz/ 0800 942 8787 (for5–18-year-olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, 12noon–11pmand weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available from 3pm–10pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays.