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Learn about what’s happening on campus for Mental Health Awareness Month

Welcome to Week 1 of Mental Health Awareness Month at UC (4-8 September), our theme for this week from the Five Ways of Wellbeing is Me Ako Tonu | Keep Learning  

Embrace the power of continuous learning and personal growth. Studies reveal that trying new things and learning create a sense of achievement, competence, and greater engagement with the world.

We encourage everyone in the UC community to seize opportunities for learning each day. Whether through formal courses, hobbies, reading, workshops, or meaningful conversations, the pursuit of knowledge enriches our lives and broadens our perspectives. By fostering a culture of lifelong learning, we can support each other in embracing new challenges and celebrating our achievements.

Let’s commit to Keep Learning and discover the boundless possibilities that await us. 

For more information on what we are doing to recognise this theme check out what is available click here.

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MHA Month | Mirimiri/Massage special $10 off any massage

For the whole month of September, we have created a special $10 off any massage at UC Rec and Sport during Mental Health Awareness Month so you can relax and destress! What a fantastic deal and a great way to ease those aches and pains

The Deal:  $10 off any massage booked during 1st – 30th September.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Available for any UC Staff/Student/Members
  • Offer applies to existing appointments for the month of September

Payment Term Information: You can book online via the app or call reception on 03 364 2433 . When you pay please tell the receptionist your discount code MHAM10, and they will deduct $10 from the price.

No shows will be charged at the full rate.

Offer valid for all staff/students/members, and available for purchase/bookings between 1st – 30th of September 2023 only!  

What are we doing for Mental Health Awareness?

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is from 18 to 24 September 2023. This year, we have something special planned for our University community, as we encourage our students and staff to focus on the key role that mental health plays in our wellbeing.

Instead of concentrating on a single week, the UC Mental Health Awareness planning team is presenting a month of mental health awareness throughout September, dedicated to promoting the 5 ways of wellbeing.

Each week will focus on a specific aspect of wellbeing:

  • 4-8 September- Me ako tonu, Learn: Engage in activities that foster personal growth and expand your knowledge.
  • 11-15 September – Me whakawhanaunga, Connect: Build meaningful connections with others, both within our UC community and beyond.
  • 18-22 September – Me kori tonu, Be Active: Embrace physical activity and wellness to uplift your mind and body.
  • 25-29 September – Tukua, Give: Practice kindness and compassion by giving back to others and the community.
  • Throughout the entire month – Me aro tonu, Take Notice: Cultivate mindfulness and be present in the moment to appreciate the world around you.

The team has organized a range of events and has incorporated exciting things that are already happening during the month, all revolving around the five ways of wellbeing. We are offering a range of events to support our diverse community to get involved, try something new and connect with others.

For more information on what is available click here.
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