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Mauri Ora

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 […]

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 […]