Category Archives: Wellbeing

UC Wellbeing Strategy review – update

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the UC Wellbeing Strategy review by completing the recent survey.

Staff input is a vital part of the review process. Your feedback will help us understand which wellbeing services and support currently offered at UC are working well, and where there are new opportunities and room for improvement.    

Keep an eye out on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo over the coming weeks for an overview of results from the survey.

Flu vaccine stocks update

Already this season, distribution of the influenza vaccine has reached near record levels in Aotearoa New Zealand, which has led to low stock levels. As a result, the Ministry of Health is asking all general practices to prioritise the vaccination of those at the greatest risk of influenza.

Priority groups include:

  • pregnant women
  • children aged 4 and under with serious respiratory illness
  • people with severe asthma, heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions that make them susceptible to influenza
  • those aged 65 and over.

The UC Health Centre should have enough influenza vaccines to cover people who would consider themselves to be in one of the above groups.  

Ways to help minimise the spread of influenza

  • Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Don’t share drinks
  • Stay at home if unwell.

Building Meaningful Resilience at Work

Attend this 1.5 hour session on designing a more holistic approach to building resilience at work.

Date: Thursday 20 June 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 6.00pm registrations, and 6.00pm – 7.00pm Presentation
Venue: Ilam Homestead, in the upstairs meeting room
Cost: $5.00 entry fee
Organisers: New Zealand Association for Training and Development

During this workshop, Building Meaningful Resilience at Work, Kathryn Jackson will share her accidental journey into the world of resilience at work, explore how to create a more tailored approach for your business and hopefully convince you to consider a universal approach for your training solutions in this area.

Expect to leave with:

    • A better understanding of what wellbeing and resilience at work is
    • Some tools and resources that you can use immediately
    • Ideas for how you might design a more holistic approach to building resilience at work.

Click here to register for the event.

Free Workshops – Mental Health Education and Wellbeing

The Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC) are celebrating 25 years of service to the mental health community in Canterbury.

To celebrate they are running a number of free workshops for the public. The workshops include:

  • Overcoming Daily Stressors
  • Managing High Workloads: Tips for Efficiency and Work Life Balance
  • Behaviour Change and Creating New Habits
  • What if We Could Help Address the Mental Health Crisis with Nutrients and Nutrition, presented by Professor Julia Rucklidge.

To find out about upcoming Education opportunities, visit the MHERC website.

For any further Professional Development opportunities, please visit the Learning and Development intranet.