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.

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.