Student Wellness Services are available Monday-Friday, (08:00-16:30) excluding public holidays.

Please note that due to Covid-19, counselling is available via electronic means. Please complete our Request for Counselling form which is available on this home page.

For emergencies during evenings, weekends, and public holidays, please contact:

  • Higher Health 24 hour Tollfree Mental Health Helpline 0800 36 36 36 or SMS 43336
  • Suicide Emergency Lines: 0800 21 22 23 (08:00-20:00) / 0800 12 13 14 (20:00-08:00) / 0800 567 567 or sms 31393
  • Substance Abuse 0800 12 13 14 or sms 32312
  • Cipla 24hr Mental Health Helpline 0800 456 789
  • Gender-based Violence Support 0800 428 428 or sms for call back *120*7867#
  • Life Line: 0861 322 322 (Counselling available 24/7) or www.lifelinesa.co.za

Best wishes for 2021.

To provide students with support, guidance and professional counselling that contribute to holistic student success and the achievement of desired Nelson Mandela University graduate attributes.

In fulfilling our mission we, 

  • Provide for the career, academic and psychosocial development of students;

  • Complement, reinforce and support the values, mission and goals of the Nelson Mandela University; 

  • Network, collaborate and foster interdependent relationships within and outside of Emthonjeni and Nelson Mandela University; 

  • Base our work on theory, research and best practice.

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Our Clientele

Programmes and Services are provided to:

  • Registered Mandela University students (free)

  • Prospective learners (e.g., Grade 11 and 12 

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