Are you having a personal challenge that is impacting your studies? Are you feeling stressed, or want some practical advice? Come chat with a Wellbeing Advisor.

Whether you want guidance related to time management, mental health, physical wellness, relationships, or goal setting, the Wellbeing team aims to provide the resources you need when you need them.

“Some of the most common issues we see involve problem solving, relationship issues, emotional support, scheduling and time management, as well as gender and sexuality support. Sometimes we can help directly, and sometimes we connect learners with internal or external resources”, explains Laura McLachlan, our Wellbeing Advisor.

Take advantage of Wellbeing Week!

Look out for Wellbeing Week in September. It is an opportunity for our community to come together to learn about new healthy habits that they can incorporate into their daily lives.

How can I get in touch?

The Wellbeing Advisors can be found at Student Success in the Hub at the Dunedin Campus. Though based in Dunedin, the Wellbeing Advisors provide support for all OP learners. You can make an appointment directly through the online booking system, and the team can also be reached at 0800 762 686 or at

Meet Our Wellbeing Advisors

Laura McLachlan (she/her) is an occupational therapist. She has been working as a Wellbeing Advisor at OP for two years, and prior to that was working in child and adolescent mental health and university student health. “I enjoy supporting students through their journey, assisting them with developing their tools for wellbeing.”

Published on 5 May 2023

Orderdate: 5 May 2023
Expiry: 5 May 2025