Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Consent – it’s simple as tea

If you’re still struggling with consent just imagine instead of initiating sex you’re making them a cup of tea. Watch this great video from the Thames Valley Police (U.K) campaign.

Need support? Find more information about consent, sexual assault and support contacts  below.

New Zealand Police have information on definitions of  consent and sexual assault. Click here.


What can I do if I have been sexually assaulted?  Click here.

If you need support or advice we’re here to help:

UC Health – Ph: (03) 369 4444 –

Student – Ph: (03) 369 3388 Call in to Level 2 Puaka – James Hight Building

Read more about support at UC>

For support in the community, click here.

Video – Animation courtesy of Emmeline May at and Blue Seat Studios. Copyright © 2015 RockStarDinosaurPiratePrincess and Blue Seat Studios. Images are Copyright ©2015 Blue Seat Studios.

Sexual assault – what does a medical check up involve?

This video continues the series by New Zealand Police encouraging the reporting of sexual assault. In STEP 4 Dr Cathy Stephenson from Medical Clinicians for Sexual Assault, Aotearoa outlines what happens at the medical check up.

View more videos – click here.

What are Rainbow Communities?

On Thursday (10 August) 30 staff and students from UC, Ara and Lincoln attended a workshop with Anne Nicholson from Q-topia on ‘making a difference for LGBTIQ+ students on campus’.

Anne asked us to watch these short videos in preparation for the workshop, and they were so useful and informative I wanted to share them with you. They explain about rainbow communities, in particular the differences between sex, gender and sexuality.

If you want to learn more about how you can support rainbow communities on campus, check out these resources and ideas: