To get the most out of your studies and time spent as a student, you need to be healthy, both physically and emotionally. Our Health & Wellbeing services provide free, friendly and confidential services to all students.



A registered nurse is available daily to help provide support for your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. These services are free and confidential. When required the nurse will arrange referral to a doctor or other health professional. Partial refunds are available on some medical expenses.

Monday to Friday - Appointments required

Other SIT campus students are able to access Nurse Advice via phone during working hours.

Examples of Health Support

  • Underlying health conditions,
  • Mental health,
  • Healthy eating,
  • Exercise,
  • Green Prescription,
  • Assessment and advise on management
  • Treatment of common coughs, colds and flu,
  • Rashes,
  • Injuries,
  • Blood pressure checks,
  • Wart treatments,
  • Pregnancy testing and support,
  • Emergency contraceptive pill,
  • STI info,
  • Smoking cessation support and Quit Card provider,
  • Sleeping problems,
  • Drug and alcohol issues,
  • Flu vaccinations,
  • Some immunisations

and so much more... just ask.

SIT Invercargill Health Nurses
Monday to Friday
Health Centre, Student Services Centre (B Block), Tay Street.

For bookings Email | Call (03) 211 2699 ext.8874

SIT Invercargill students can make a booking in MySIT

Nurses: Liza Adams, Carol Rogers and Jane Brown

Liza Adams SIT NurseCarol Rogers - SIT NurseJane Brown - SIT Nurse





Sportsmed Southern PhysioSportsmed Southern Physio
Service available onsite at SIT, Tay St (Room H1.18)
Fridays, 11am - 2pm

To make an appointment:
Phone (03) 217 3420 or Email:

No surcharge for ACC funded patients




We offer free counselling services to all SIT students.

Everyone experiences personal challenges or issues in life.  We can deal with it by talking to family and friends or on our own, but sometimes it can not be resolved and becomes a bit too much to handle.

Students that are seeking support and need help can reach out to our counsellor for free, professional and confidential support.

  • Stress
  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Sexual abuse
  • Referrals
  • Relationships
  • Pregnancy issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety,
  • Homesickness,
  • Depression or grief,
  • Conflict resolution,
  • Alcohol, drugs and gambling issues.


Health Centre, Student Services Centre (B Block), Tay Street.

SIT Counsellor
Lois McMurdo

SIT Invercargill: Appointments can be made in the appointment book outside the counsellor's office, on MYSIT student services section or by phone/email.

For bookings Email | Call (03) 211 2699 ext.8781

Lois McMurdo - Counselling



Liv Hall - Disability Officer

If you have an impairment (permanent or otherwise) that creates a barrier in accessing our facilities or in any way hinders your learning, please make an appointment with our disability liaison/officer for confidential assistance.

Support for examinations, equipment, advocacy or advice is freely available. Verification of your situation will be required.

It is our policy to provide quality learning opportunities which are appropriate, equitable and accessible.

Be prepared for examinations, tests and assignments by visiting us well before they begin.

SIT Disability Support Liaison Officer
Ann Gill
Health Centre, Student Services Centre (B Block), Tay Street.

11am - 2pm

For bookings Email | Call (03) 211 2699 ext.8752


Chaplaincy - Pastoral and Spiritual Care

Lisa-Stuart - SIT Chaplain

"Where Everybody is Somebody"

Sharing a problem or a situation in a confidential and non-judgemental manner can clarify matters and refresh one’s spirit.

The office of the chaplaincy at SIT has been established by the Southland Tertiary Chaplaincy Board to meet the needs of all students regardless of one’s personal faith expression/ preference or spirituality.

You are most welcome to speak with the chaplain whenever or wherever you see her on campus, or by phone or email.

Chaplain Lisa has a Masters in Pastoral Ministry and has worked in church, military and ecumenical employment, among multi-faith and multi-cultural communities, in rural and urban settings following a career in education in Canada and the USA. The chaplain is an executive member of ANZTCA (Tertiary Chaplains Association).

“Act Justly Love Mercy and Walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8

Pastoral and spiritual care involves listening to an individual regarding their concerns. The chaplain seeks to support a person in their values their beliefs that which gives meaning to their life. The chaplain’s main role is to listen and assist the individual to be true to themselves and their values while dealing with the challenges or questions of life.

Entering Tertiary Education, living away from home or moving to NZ, can be challenging. Goals and successful completion of study are more easily achieved when a person is at peace in mind, body and soul sharing life’s happenings whether they be challenges or celebrations may mean a listening ear, a time of reflection or a prayer request. The Chaplain has the time and the interest.

The Chaplain's office is at SIT's Main Campus in the glass office in the Information Technology building I-101.

All are welcome. Drop in or make an appointment.

Chaplain Lisa also visits and meets with students in any other area of the campus - in the cafe, outside, etc. Stop to have a chat anytime.

Chaplaincy offers a service as requested or required.


Phone (03) 211 2699 ext 8721 | Email

  • Periodic visits to Gore and Queenstown campuses
  • Referrals and connections with churches and services on campus or in the community
  • The churches offer hospitality, a variety of worship styles and several outreach activities that may enrich or broaden one’s tertiary experience.
  • Times to pray with students; funeral and memorial services etc.
  • An open multi-faith Prayer room is located at Manna Bookstore: 90 Spey Street, Invercargill (0212096285)
  • The Chaplain also serves other Tertiary Institutions