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Ara Social Worker

Emily Pipe is Ara’s social worker. She provides a wide range of services across a number of issues and is available to help any Ara student.

Emily can assist with:

  • Financial support
  • Housing support
  • Risk assessment and psychosocial assessment
  • Connecting to appropriate external support services
  • Work and income and student link support
  • Mental health support
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Domestic violence
  • Addiction support
  • Achieving study/life balance (self-care)
  • Support to ensure access to adequate services and resources within the community
  • Support to enhance support systems and connection
  • Support all learners from all backgrounds and cultures
  • Specific support for Māori, Pacific and disabled learners to ensure equitable access to resources, services and opportunities
  • Liaison with lecturers to ensure learners’ needs are being met in the classroom
  • Classroom visits and workshops

Emily is based at the Health Centre and works across departments and locations to increase the service accessibility for learners.

Emily’s hours are Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm

She’s at The Health Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and at the Woolston campus (VF109) every Tuesday.

To make an appointment to see Emily, call 940 7566 or email