Health and wellbeing
There is a wide range of people available at the University of Canterbury to offer you support, help, and guidance.
Our friendly, professional advisors are here to help you settle in and gain a sense of belonging in the UC community. We will act as your support team throughout your studies and help you to take advantage of the many resources and opportunities available to make your time at UC the best it can be.
You may have a particular question or concern and we can talk with you about your situation, help you to figure out your options, and work out the best way forward. Our service is free, confidential and available to all students at the University of Canterbury, including off campus students.
Talk to a Student Care Advisor
You can talk with a Student Care Advisor by phoning, emailing, dropping in, or making an appointment. See our contact page for details.
Who else can I talk to?
UC has a wide support network for students. Your College will have specific support people available, such as undergraduate and postgraduate coordinators. You might also like check out these other awesome teams.
Sometimes the stresses of life can affect our mood and wellbeing so if you're feeling down or anxious, there are lots of people who can help.
We offer a range of medical and counselling services to make sure you can keep healthy and well while you study at UC.
UCSA Dental is a subsidised dental scheme available to UC students. We are able to assist students with accessing quality, affordable, basic dental treatment.
Counselling through the UC Health Centre is a free and confidential service with our highly trained counsellors have a wide range of experience.
The Psychology Centre is the clinical psychology training and research centre for the Clinical Psychology Programme at the UC.
The purpose of the partnership between UCSA and Specsavers (Riccarton) is to ensure students have access to quality, affordable eye exam.
Learn about your rights, what is expected of you while you study at UC, and how to raise a concern.
Who can help me in an emergency?
The Student Care team can help students deal with the aftermaths of emergencies and critical situations. However, if you have an emergency situation, please call security on 6111 ( internal) or 0800 823 637, Christchurch Emergency Services on 111, or Canterbury Psychiatric Emergency Service on 0800 920 092.