Mental Health Awareness week (MHAW) is coming up on the 21st – 27th September. This year’s theme is focused on “Reimagining Wellbeing Together, He Tirohanga Anamata”.
This annual campaign is all about raising awareness and reducing the stigma that exists around Mental Health. To learn more about MHAW click here.
To celebrate MHAW at UC, we are hosting a range of events in support of Wellbeing.
Wellbeing Expo (will only proceed in alert level 1 or below)
Wednesday 23rd September, 12-2pm Haere-roa
Featuring a variety of wellbeing services and stalls, bbq, live music and care packs (first 100 attendees).
A prize draw (be at the expo to enter!)
Prizes include: Massage vouchers (from the Rec Centre), $100 UBS voucher (donated by TEU), 2 tickets to Mount John Observatory (tour and dinner), Himalayan salt lamp, plus loads more!
Mon 21st – Friday 25th
12pm – 1pm
Under croft Room 101
Tues: Professor Neville Blampied, The Importance of Sleep for Wellbeing
Thurs: Professor Katharina Naswall, Wellbeing – Supporting your own and others.
Fri: Professional Julia Rucklidge, Practical suggestions for improving your mental health under stress.
Take a Mate for Coffee
Wednesday 23rd September
Turn up at the till with your mate and Get 2 hot drinks for the price of one!
Participating cafes: Nuts and Bolts ǀ Engineering Core, Foundry ǀ Haere-roa, The Collective ǀ Dovedale, Ancestral ǀ Ernest Rutherford, Therapy ǀ Rehua.
We encourage you to take some time out to attend these events, as taking care of wellbeing is important to sustaining a healthy work/study life balance.
We look forward to seeing you all there,
Mental Health Awareness Working Group