Student support – good support is available here at UC. If you need to talk to someone, or find that your studies are being affected, here is a list of the dedicated support teams here on campus:
Sign up for Movember and join the movement for men’s health.
Ways to get involved:
- Grow a Mo, save a Bro
- Move for Movember
- Host an event
- Spread the Word
- Join the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
- Win Prizes & Rewards
“Men are typically more indifferent towards their health when compared to the efforts of women who proactively manage and publicly address their health concerns. As a result, levels of awareness, understanding and funding support for men’s health issues lag significantly behind that of other causes.
Using the moustache as a catalyst for conversation, Movember hopes to bring about change by providing men the opportunity to learn and talk about their health more openly and by encouraging men to take action.”
(for more info visit Movember Foundation)
At UC we’re really lucky to have such great services available at our Health Centre, which is located right on campus – I certainly took full advantage of the services when I was a student.
With winter fast approaching (seriously, how did summer end so abruptly?!) I decided to talk to some of the staff at the Health Centre to share their top tips for staying healthy and taking advantage of their services, especially with exams coming up. They suggest:
- Seeking health advice before it’s too late if you’re feeling under the weather
- Balance yourself – burning the candle at both ends and living off caffeine isn’t good for you
- Eat a nutritious and well balanced diet as best you can
- Check that your vaccinations are up to date – measles is a current issue, and the flu vaccine is available from April
- Consider seeking advice if you are feeling very anxious or stressed – the Health Centre offers clinics that teach relaxation and coping techniques so you can look after yourself
- See a nurse for things like travel vaccinations and advice, blood pressure checks, diabetes care, asthma care, sexual health, diet and lifestyle advice, smoking cessation, and accident treatments such as dressing changes or burn treatments
If you haven’t already, you really should enrol at the Health Centre. If you’re a domestic student, GP services are free in most cases. There’s nothing worse than getting sick when you’ve got assessments due, so take care of yourself by being proactive about your health!