Tag Archives: Health

Lunchtime walking group

Get outside and get some fresh air at lunchtime by joining the Health Centre’s walking group.

Mondays at 12pm and Thursdays at 1pm starting Thursday, 3rd March (cancelled if wet). We walk  for 30 minutes through or around campus.

Meet on the grassed area outside the main entrance to the Health Centre –  all are welcome!

Heart attack! Where you can find AEDs on campus.

If you encounter someone having a heart attack, you could save their life if you act quickly.

What is an AED?

An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore a normal rhythm.

AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, commonly referred to as a heart attack (source).

You don’t need training to use an AED – the unit tells you what to do.

Where can I find an AED on Campus?

Use the Campus Maps page on the UC Website to find the locations of AEDs on campus.

  1. Type AED into the Search box at the top left.
  2. Press Enter.
    – Exclamation marks appear on the map, indicating the location of each AED on the Campus.
  3. Click an exclamation mark to view an AED’s precise location.
Locations of AEDs on campus can be found using the map on UC's website.
Locations of AEDs on campus can be found using the map on UC’s website.

Why would I need an AED?

  • Each year more than 1,000 New Zealanders will suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital.
  • Use of an AED can increase the chance of survival by up to 40% (source).

If you’d like instruction on  First Aid, courses are run by Health & Safety, accessible through their schedule of courses.

More Health & Safety links are available here.

UC Staff Yoga and Meditation Courses

Staff Yoga

Registrations are now open for the first round of Staff Yoga 2016.

These courses are dedicated to UC staff only, with a maximum of 20 people to allow for more personalised teaching and alignment adjustments in a nice, private space. The courses run in an eight week block and start during the week beginning Mon 8th Feb.  Courses will be led by either John Squire or Sabine Steinegg.

Opt 1 – Tues 5:15pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Opt 2 – Wed 1pm DD02 (Dovedale Village)

Opt 3 – Tues 6:30pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Meditation through Yin Yoga 

Registrations also open for our Meditation course. This course aims to teach you simple techniques to breath, move and meditate to help to lower stress levels and contribute to your overall health and wellbeing. Each session will also consist of a short Yin Yoga practice. The course runs in a six week block from Sunday 28 February to Sunday 10 April at 6:15pm (opt1) and is lead by the lovely Sabine.

Click on the course titles above to find out more details about each course.

Both Staff Yoga and Meditation are open to all UC staff members, no membership required. To register, either pop into the Rec Centre and sign up with one of our Receptionists. Otherwise you can give us a call on ext 8434 and we can register you over the phone. Payment must be taken at the time of booking.

Feel free email any questions you might have through to Danielle.Mather@canterbury.ac.nz