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
- Spend time in places that feel safe and comfortable as much as possible
- Tell yourself that how you are feeling is a normal reaction and will pass – it is nothing to be afraid of
- 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!
- Keep to usual routines – mealtimes, bedtime, exercise and so on.
- Keep active – doing usual leisure activities and seeing friends can improve general wellbeing and help distract from distressing feelings.