Enhance your mental fitness, get free stuff and have some fun at the UC All Right? Amble.
The first UC All Right? Amble is being held right here on campus for staff and students as part of Universities Mental Health Day.
Come along to C block lawn between 10am and 3pm, grab a UC All Right? Amble map and visit the five stations around campus to enjoy some practical and fun activities that support mental wellbeing.
Join TeaSoc for a relaxing cup of herbal tea, get active and join in some retro games, or try something arty to stimulate your brain. Each activity aligns with the five ways to wellbeing (see Five ways to feel All Right below).
The UC All Right? Amble is organised by UC Wellbeing and UC Health Sciences staff and students.
Health Science student Joni is involved with organising the event and says the UC All Right Amble is about having a bit of fun and being more mindful of our mental health and wellbeing.
“Mental wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing. The university environment can put a lot of mental strain on a student, and having simple strategies that you can harness and use to focus on your mental wellbeing is such a good resource – for university life and beyond.”
UC All Right? Amble
When: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: C Block Lawn
Five ways to feel All Right
International research has found there are five ways we can all improve our mental health and wellbeing, even when we’re under stress.
1. Connect | Me Whakawhanaunga
Whether we’re catching up with friends, spending quality time with our whānau or getting to know someone new, connecting with others can be a great pick-me-up.
2. Take Notice | Me Aro Tonu
When we slow down and tune in to the world we can really savour the moment. Remember the simple things that give you joy.
3. Keep Learning | Me Ako Tonu
If you’re keen to try something new or rediscover an old hobby, go for it! Enjoying a fresh challenge can be a great confidence boost.
4. Be Active | Me Kori Tonu
Did you know that moving your body can also move your mood? So do what you can and enjoy what you do. Every little bit counts!
5. Give | Tukua
When did you last show a little love? Whether it’s a friendly smile, an act of kindness or giving someone a helping hand, the little things we do can make a big difference.
*Note – UC photographers and videographers will be out and about on the day taking photos of your experience.
These images or short videos may be used by the University of Canterbury in future online or for print publications, and may be placed on official UC social media profiles – if you’d prefer not to be captured let the person behind the camera know (they are friendly and won’t be offended).