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UC Health – Wellbeing tips

During times of uncertainty in particular, it’s important to look after yourself and your wellbeing. Dr Victoria Price and Dr Jane Scott from the UC Health Centre share their practical and simple tips to help you look after you.

They focus on three areas of wellbeing including, mind, body and connection, providing you with examples of how you can experience Mauri Ora / flourishing wellness through staying well, staying safe, and staying connected.

Many thanks to Dr Price & Dr Scott who took valuable time out to film just before the lockdown!

Stay tuned on Insider’s Guide blog for more wellbeing tips and resources.

If you have any queries or concerns at this time, please contact ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz

Register here if you are in self-isolation for specific reasons

If you are in self-isolation or going into self-isolation for any of the following reasons, please complete the relevant form below, so UC can support you during this time:

  • Have a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Had close contact with a suspected OR confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Recently arrived from overseas
  • Immune system compromised
  • Symptomatic/Unwell
UC student in self-isolation for any of the above reasons? Register here>
Please note: these forms are not intended for those who have been instructed to stay at home as a consequence of the Level 4 activation announced by the Government on 23 March.
If you are at home and would like support from UC, please contact UCprotect@canterbury.ac.nz or phone 0800 827 748 or 03 366 3999.

Support available – financial hardship & special consideration

How to apply for Financial Hardship support
We understand that the COVID-19 situation is an unusually difficult time for everyone. If you are experiencing financial hardship that will have an impact on your studies, you may be eligible for financial support.

Students requesting financial support can contact the UCSA Advocacy & Welfare team in the first instance to discuss their situation. The UCSA Advocacy & Welfare team will review your situation and provide advice on the application process. As a general guide, students are eligible to apply for financial support if they can demonstrate that their capacity for continued study may be in jeopardy due to financial hardship. However, as financial support is limited, being eligible does not mean you will be approved for support. Financial support is also not intended as a form of income support and will not be provided to pay for ongoing expenses. Please note that each application is assessed on a case by case basis and has criteria attached to them. 

Finally, we understand this is a time of uncertainty and we are here for you to talk to. We are offering consultations online, so please do make an appointment with the UCSA Advocacy & Welfare team if you are facing financial hardship.

Wage Subsidy (domestic and international students)

Students (including international students) who are legally entitled to work and are employed by a New Zealand employer can be covered by the wage subsidy. The subsidy covers employees who are working part-time, or on a causal or contract basis. Please note that as the subsidy is paid to employers, the subsidy does not cover international or domestic students who were not in employment prior to COVID-19. A useful link to the details of the policy is available here 

Special Consideration Process
Students who are experiencing particular challenges as a result of COVID-19 may apply for Special Consideration here

More information 
More COVID-19 information is available on the UC website here

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.