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Mauri Ora

June 3, 2019

At university we are surrounded by new people all the time. Although the potential to meet new people is very exciting, it can also feel overwhelming and heighten existing feelings of loneliness. Don’t be hard on yourself if you are finding it hard to reach out. Many people feel the same—research shows that young people […]

April 9, 2019

Staying well over the winter months is a challenge when your living conditions are less than salubrious (healthy). A cold, damp flat that lacks ventilation and is mouldy can contribute to respiratory diseases and become a haven for dust mites, which make medical conditions like asthma worse. The bottom line is: You can’t study when […]

March 11, 2019

Student Health Immunisations for students Registering at Student Health with a doctor of your choice provides continuity of health care while you study at Victoria University and allows you access to locally funded health pathways which might not be available if you are still enrolled with a doctor outside of Wellington. Appointments with a doctor […]

October 15, 2018

“There ain’t no cure for love” Relationship break up is the most common cause of the first depressive episode. Hardly surprising, given our chosen other has rejected us (or fallen short) and our visualised future is shattered. Should we rush to the pill bottle? Lots do. Traces of antidepressants are now found in our oceans. […]

October 1, 2018

Student Health needs your help Student Health provides approximately 40,000 appointments per year to over 12,000 students. We are always looking to enhance our service to you and use resources most effectively. As we enter one of our busiest times of the year, there are a few things that you can do to help us […]

September 17, 2018

How to online date – safely! I’ve worked for a long time in our local sexual assault service, as a medical forensic examiner. Over the last few years especially, I’ve heard countless stories from patients who have experienced sexual harm as a result of an online dating experience that went wrong. I’m not trying to […]

August 20, 2018

Guest Post by the Sustainability Trust At Sustainability Trust, we’ve been helping people create warm and healthy homes around the Wellington region for the last 14 years, and are well aware of the challenges students face finding affordable places to rent that are warm and healthy. We’ve heard some common themes: power imbalance between landlord […]

August 6, 2018

Mental Health – Two words with a complicated meaning Mental health is a real buzz phrase these days. There’s a government enquiry looking at trying to fix a supposedly broken system; NZUSA have released the Kei te pai? Students’ Mental Health report, which paints a concerning picture of high rates of mental illness among students […]

July 23, 2018

An estimated 1.2% of youth identify with a gender that is different from the sex assigned to them at birth. A further 2.5% are unsure of their gender identity. That equates to around 3,800 people aged 10-24 in Wellington. Being gender diverse is not an “illness”, an orientation, or a choice, but this community has […]

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