Access Vitae Workplace Wellbeing Services

Safetree has teamed up with Vitae services to help forestry employers access professional counselling services for their employees at a discounted price.

Why offer workers access to counselling?

There are times in our lives when we have personal problems – such as addictions, work stress, relationship problems, depression or grief.

When a worker feels overwhelmed by personal problems, their work can be affected and create safety issues. Counselling services are a way to resolve their issues as quickly as possible.

If an employer feels their worker has a problem, or if they come and ask for help, suggest they talk to Vitae. Once the employee has agreed, the employer calls Vitae, saying they are a member of the Forestry Industry Safety Council scheme (FISC runs Safetree).

Once the employer gives Vitae the employee’s contact details, and the okay to proceed, Vitae will arrange a referral to one of its counsellors.

Download information for workers (PDF 300KB)

Download information for employers (PDF 334KB)

What will it cost?

The employer pays for the counselling sessions – not the worker. The employer decides how many sessions they are willing to pay for. Workers can’t access the services without their employer’s authorisation.

Discounted rates are offered to forestry businesses for:

  • Off-site counselling, including drug and alcohol counselling/rehabilitation
  • Drug and alcohol assessment and report
  • Onsite trauma response service in the event of a serious accident.


Vitae services are confidential. Anything workers discuss remains confidential – no one else receives any details about these discussions without the worker’s permission, unless the counsellor believes they are a risk to themselves or others.

About Vitae

Vitae is a professional employee assistance provider that offers access to a nationwide team of independent counsellors, psychologists and trauma responders.

Vitae has more than 50 years’ experience in providing innovative programmes for New Zealanders, enhancing the wellbeing of organisations and individuals.

Contact Vitae

Call on Vitae’s 24/7 freephone: 0508 664 981 or visit

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