Be well, be prepared – how to manage stress and take care of your wellbeing

With assignment deadlines and exams coming up fast, you might be feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed at the moment. That’s not a bad thing – in fact, it’s complelely normal. That’s why it’s important to take some time out to take care of your wellbeing and give yourself a bit of a break. This will help you ace those assessments! 

There are HEAPS of ways to look after yourself, whether it’s through exercising, connecting with friends and whānau, or simply taking some deep breathes.

Check out this new video featuring the Crusaders, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and 2021’s Young New Zealander of the Year Jazz Thornton, who all share some practical tips on how you can take charge of your own wellbeing this exam season.

  • Jazz Thornton catches up with UCSA Wellbeing Rep Emma Pickup for a quick coffee break to stay calm during exam time. They talk about some of the cool functions you’ll find on the Mentemia app for a snappy break.
  • The SVA have some great insight on how getting amongst the community and spending some time volunteering is great for mental wellbeing.
  • A few of the Crusaders show us the different ways to get active at the UC RecCentre. They fill us on in how getting moving for a study break supports focus and good mental wellbeing.

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