Category Archives: Wellbeing

Need a break? Make your own walking poster

Research or computer work getting a bit intense? Forgotten what fresh air smells like? Do you squint each time you head outdoors into natural light?

Take five minutes to generate your own walking poster, another awesome All Right? initiative.

What about making this a habit for your ‘Habit Stick’? Read about the three R’s of habit formation (reminder- routine – reward) here .

Here’s one I created – which shows I can get from the University to Riccarton Bush pretty quickly. The same for Bush Inn. Googling a distance calculator made it super easy.

example of generating walking poster

#MenStartTalking

JUNE is Men’s Health Month. The theme is #MenStartTalking, and every week we’ll be focusing on a different aspect of Men’s Health.

This week, get a Check-Up. If you’re going to your doctor regularly, they’ll tell you there’s almost nothing they can’t help you with. Even something like cancer is treatable if you catch it early. But if you haven’t been to the doctor for a few years, (some of us haven’t been for ten years or more), the fear factor can be massive. You almost don’t realise how big it is until you phone up to book your appointment.

Brave it out. Pick up the phone and make an appointment to see your doctor for a general check-up this week, even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong.

Try this Men’s Health Check interactive.

Want to check out a Men’s Health Topic? Everything from concussion, depression , testicular cancer, alcoholism, sleep apnoea and much more is looked at here. 

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Wear your Pink Shirt Friday 26 May

Speak up – stand together – stop bullying

Are you ready to celebrate Pink Shirt Day and stand together to take action against bullying?

Tomorrow, Friday 26 May is the day to get your pink shirt on.

Take a photograph and send it to communications@canterbury.ac.nz by 11am on Friday 26 May with a comment on speaking up, standing together and stopping bullying so we can show each other and the world through our UC comms channels our commitment to this great cause.

#pinkshirtdayNZ

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their whole school, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation, with support from: The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association, Youthline and Family Works.

Pink Shirt