Mental Health Awareness week (MHAW) is coming up on 21 – 27 September. This year’s theme is focused on “Reimagining Wellbeing Together, He Tirohanga Anamata”.
This annual campaign is all about raising awareness and reducing the stigma that exists around Mental Health. To learn more about MHAW click here.
To celebrate MHAW at UC, we are hosting a range of events in support of Wellbeing.
Wellbeing Expo (will only proceed in alert level 1 or below)
When: Monday 21 September, 12 – 2pm
Featuring a variety of wellbeing services and stalls, bbq, live music and care packs (for first 100 attendees). And a prize draw (be at the expo to enter!)
Prizes include: Massage vouchers (from the Rec Centre), $100 UBS voucher (donated by TEU), 2 tickets to Mount John Observatory (tour and dinner), Himalayan salt lamp, plus loads more!
When: Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 September, 12 – 1pm
Where: Undercroft Room 101
Tues: Professor Neville Blampied – Importance of sleep for Wellbeing
Weds: UCSA Clubs Lads without Labels and UC Women’s Wellbeing
Thurs: Professor Katharina Naswall, Wellbeing – Supporting your own and others.
Fri: Professional Julia Rucklidge – Practical suggestions for improving your mental health under stress.
Take a Mate for Coffee
When: Wednesday 23 September
Turn up with your mate and get 2 hot drinks for the price of one!
Participating cafes: Nuts and Bolts ǀ Engineering Core, Foundry ǀ Haere-roa, The Collective ǀ Dovedale, Ancestral ǀ Ernest Rutherford, Therapy ǀ Rehua.
We encourage you to take some time out to attend these events, as taking care of wellbeing is important to sustaining a healthy work life balance.
We look forward to seeing you all there,
Mental Health Awareness Working Group