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UC Health – Wellbeing Tips

Dr Victoria Price and Dr Jane Scott at the UC Health Centre share some practical and simple tips that can help you alleviate stress during this time. Check out the clip here>

The clip focuses on three areas of wellbeing including, mind, body and connection, providing you with examples of how you can experience Mauri Ora / flourishing wellness through staying well, staying safe, and staying connected,

Many thanks to Dr Price & Dr Scott who took valuable time out to film just before the lockdown!

Mindfulness Course for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

  • The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS), a group for children (aged 8-11 years) who struggle with stress and anxiety to develop skills of mindfulness.  PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improve focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduce stress.
  • The group will run from 4 – 5pm, starting Wednesday 23 October for 8 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. It requires both child and parent/caregiver to attend and learn together.  The total cost of the program is $200.
  • For more information, please email justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz

View the following YouTube clip to hear children explain PBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c

Further information about the research and benefits of PBS can be found here: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1707/S00094/pause-breathe-smile-mindfulness-training-will-help.htm

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK – FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING AND SUPPORT ON CAMPUS

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in Aotearoa New Zealand, which is all about focusing on our wellbeing and making sure we’re looking after ourselves.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are five simple yet proven actions you can use every day to help you find balance, build resilience and boost your wellbeing.

CONNECT / ME WHAKAWHANAUNGA
Talk and listen, be there, feel connected

KEEP LEARNING / ME AKO TONU
Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself

TAKE NOTICE / ME ARO TONU
Remember the simple things that give you joy

BE ACTIVE / ME KORI TONU
Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood

GIVE / TUKUA
Your time, your words, your presence

Support on campus
If you or someone you know would like to talk to someone about life at UC, getting help with managing your work, a personal matter or you just need someone to talk to, there is a range of free support available on campus.

Support for students:

Support for staff and students:

Support for staff:

Wider support

0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for free, 24/7, confidential support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

MINDFULNESS GROUP FOR CHILDREN

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

  • The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) a group for children (age 8-11 years) who struggle with stress and anxiety and their parents to develop skills of mindfulness.  PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improved focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduced stress.
  • The group will run from 4 – 5pm, starting Wednesday 23 October for 8 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury, and requires both child and parent/caregiver to attend and learn together. The total cost of the program is $200.
  • If you would like more information, email justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz
  • To hear kids talking about PBS watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c

For more information about the research and benefits of PBS look at http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1707/S00094/pause-breathe-smile-mindfulness-training-will-help.htm

Mental Health Awareness for Heads and Managers

As Heads and Managers you are responsible for the wellbeing of your staff members, and we’re assisting you with the tools to do so through the upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness for Heads and Managers course. 

Taking place on Thursday 7 March between 9am – 1pm, this interactive workshop aims to provide participants with fundamental skills to understand and support others who maybe experiencing mental distress and/or mental illness.

Register through your Professional Development tile in UC People, or click here for more information  on the course and Learning Outcomes.


Looking for further Professional Development? The 2019 Learning and Development and Health and Safety workshops are now available.

Email Learning and Development for any queries.