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Mauri Ora

June 5, 2018

Managing exam pressure Exam time is looming — and with it can come an enormous amount of stress and pressure. The right amount of stress can be a good thing, prompting us to do the preparation and work we need to in order to succeed. Too much, however, can have a detrimental effect on our […]

May 21, 2018

Healthy Tech Habits Workshop We live in an age in which we’ve never been so connected to one another – smartphones and social media enable us to keep in touch with family and friends worldwide. Yet for some reason, loneliness and anxiety are on the rise. According to recent research in Australia, more than 50% […]

May 7, 2018

Get your flu shot now. Influenza, or “the flu”, can make you very sick, leaving you unable to get out of bed, or care for yourself or others. Symptoms include sore throat, body aches, high fever, shivering, headaches which can be severe, as well as potential complications such as pneumonia.  Symptoms usually last at least […]

April 16, 2018

As young people we get a message to “be more resilient”. The reality is that it difficult to bounce back when your assignment grades aren’t what you expected, you are not eating or sleeping well, when you have multiple commitments. When the pressure is on it is common to ignore how we are feeling in […]

March 26, 2018

The six week dip : is it real and what to do about it Every year, I hear students saying that this year things will be different, that they are feeling hopeful and positive, that they will keep up with their workload, and  attend every class. I see them a month later, looking stressed and […]

March 12, 2018

Vaccines – your BEST method of protection! Whether you are living in Halls or flatting with friends, young people sharing accommodation are at greater risk of infection. Bugs you might encounter range from mild common ones such as cough and cold viruses, to more serious ones such as flu, pneumonia or meningitis. The good news […]

February 26, 2018

Firstly, on behalf of the friendly, supportive team at Mauri Ora, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Victoria (or welcome back, if you are a returning student)! The name Mauri Ora comes from the Maori term for wellbeing, and encompasses a holistic view of health – mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. We […]

October 2, 2017

Going overseas can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It is also expensive, and thinking about getting vaccines or spending money on insurance can seem out of reach — but I would really encourage you to just consider this as part of your trip’s costs. If you don’t, and are unlucky […]

August 21, 2017

One way we can protect and enhance our health is through regular physical activity. Not only can regular physical activity make you feel better and reduce your stress levels, it will also: Increase your strength, movement, balance, and flexibility Help to your control blood pressure and blood sugar Help to build healthy bones, muscles, and […]