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SWAT

September 25, 2017

It is estimated that you have 50,000 thoughts per day. Crazy, right?! Deciding whether to snooze your alarm for an extra ten minutes is one thought. Thinking about whether it really is worth getting out of bed to work out on this chilly morning is another. And before you even get out of bed to […]

July 17, 2017

We often want to do the best that we can. Whether it is academically, mentally, or physically, we desire to be the best that we can be. This can often result in comparing our progress to others. I am unbelievably guilty of constantly comparing where I am in my life to where my peers are. […]

May 29, 2017

As students, we are familiar with the term “stress”. It is an unavoidable fact that when you’re balancing sleep, work, and uni — you’re going to be stressed. While there is no solution to stop the amount of stress we encounter, there are ways to decrease your stress levels by taking care of yourself. Your […]

May 15, 2017

Asking for help can be extremely hard for most people. Whether it’s assignment stress, something gone wrong in your personal life, or you just aren’t feeling like yourself, we often assume these emotions will pass. However when they don’t, it is common for people to feel lost and isolated, with no clue what step to […]

May 1, 2017

Welcome back to school fellas. You are possibly experiencing post-holiday blues, known as the inability to adjust yourself to a normal routine after a break. The leisurely lifestyle during the holidays might make you sleep later than normal due to an absence of morning lectures to serve as motivation. A few days into it, your […]

April 3, 2017

Let’s talk about that one word university students have a love/hate relationship with: grades. We are now in week five of the trimester, meaning that you are either starting to receive some grades back or you’ve been up until the wee hours of the morning studying for a test or submitting an assignment. Unfortunately, there […]

March 20, 2017

Growing up, most of us were told to go outside and be active, as the physical effects of exercise were extremely advantageous. However, more often than not, people failed to mention the positive effects exercise has on our mental health. All of us have been at a point where we have felt weak; where the […]

March 3, 2017

We, the Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT), want to share some helpful wellbeing tips with you! Spend time getting to know the services that are here to help your wellbeing. The main one to check out is Mauri Ora Student Health and Counselling.  Pop in and say hello — the friendly team is more than […]

February 26, 2017

The Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT) is a team who are passionate about wellbeing! We are student-led but are supported by the team at Student Counselling. SWAT meets weekly at Mauri Ora where we hang out and chat about the key wellbeing issues on campus. We brainstorm initiatives and campaigns that we roll out on […]