This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in Aotearoa New Zealand, which is all about focusing on our wellbeing and making sure we’re looking after ourselves.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are five simple yet proven actions you can use every day to help you find balance, build resilience and boost your wellbeing.
CONNECT / ME WHAKAWHANAUNGA
Talk and listen, be there, feel connected
KEEP LEARNING / ME AKO TONU
Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself
TAKE NOTICE / ME ARO TONU
Remember the simple things that give you joy
BE ACTIVE / ME KORI TONU
Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood
GIVE / TUKUA
Your time, your words, your presence
Support on campus
If you’d like to talk to someone about life at UC, getting help with course work, a personal matter or you just need someone to talk to, there is a range of free support available on campus.
It’s time to take action! In the lead up to the School Strike for Climate this Friday 27 September, student group UC For Climate (UC4C) are organising a bunch of activities for you to participate in.
Sign Making with UC4C
Come and hang out with UC4C and UC Sustainability as we help you make some awesome signs for the School Strike for Climate! The team are down on C Block Lawn this coming Wednesday 25 September from 11am – 2pm. No equipment required, just come along and show off your inner artist. For more info, see the Facebook event here.
UC March for Climate
UC4C are organising a march from UC’s campus to Cathedral Square to join the wider Christchurch School Strike for Climate. Meet on C Block Lawn at 11am on Friday 27 September to join the march. UCSA will be providing some kai before you head off. Don’t forget to bring your new signs! For more info, see the Facebook event here.
This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This blog is part of our support for Climate Action Week 2019. For more information on the School Strike for Climate, see their Facebook page.
Spring has finally sprung, and UC Sustainability and UC Bike have teamed up to bring you a cycling event like no other!
Come along to C Block Lawn to enjoy some free kai in the sun and hang out with other cyclists. Maybe you’ll want to make a pedal powered banana smoothie, join a tube changing workshop, or get your bike fixed by Dr Bike? Or maybe you’re feeling a little bit competitive and want to beat your friends on the Rec Centre’s watt bikes, or compete in a mini bike race? We’ve also got heaps of awesome cycling goodies and spot prizes up for grabs!
Our Bike Fest has something for every type of cyclist, so come along and celebrate the joy of riding bikes with us!
What: Bike Fest
When: Monday 7 October, 11am – 1pm
Where: C Block Lawn
What to bring: Yourself, your helmet and/or bike, and a reusable cup for your smoothie!
Check out the Facebook event here for more details, and keep your eyes peeled for more groovy cycling activities to be announced.
This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This event is part of our contribution to Biketober, Christchurch’s annual festival of cycling. For more information, and for the full line-up of cycling events happening in October, check out their website.