Looking after your wellbeing

It’s normal to feel anxious or stressed during uncertain times.  Looking after your wellbeing is really important, and we’ve got heaps of services here to support you at UC:

  • Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care offers free, confidential advice and support. You can talk with a Student Care Advisor over the phone, via email, through Zoom or book an appointment to see someone in person
  • Te Whare Hauora | UC Health Centre provides medical and counselling services. Book an appointment first before going to the Centre – you won’t be seen if you just rock up
  • UC Māori offers support, advice and guidance for all ākonga Māori
  • The Pacific Development Team can provide advice and guidance for Pasifika students on anything affecting your study and wellbeing
  • Our Rainbow Advisor is here to support Rainbow students
  • The UCSA Advocacy & Welfare team provides free and confidential advice on financial support
  • The RecCentre is still open, but you will need to pre-book your spot on Group Fitness classes. Find out the latest info, and what to expect in COVID-19 Alert Level 2, here>
  • Use Te Pae Oranga | Wellbeing Hub to find information on mental wellbeing and how to access support services. 

Find out more about UC Health Services here>

Tips for managing your own mental wellbeing

  1. Spend time in places that feel safe and comfortable as much as possible
  2. Tell yourself that how you are feeling is a normal reaction and will pass – it is nothing to be afraid of
  3. Reach out to your usual supports – family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important. If you’re away from home – remember the beauty of FaceTime!
  4. Keep to usual routines – mealtimes, bedtime, exercise and so on.
  5. Keep active – doing usual leisure activities and seeing friends can improve general wellbeing and help distract from distressing feelings.

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