Trying to keep all the balls in the air? Juggling study, work, volunteering and social commitments can sometimes feel all a bit much… and feeling exhausted, foggy and stressed is no good for your health. Find your Zen with stress-relieving workshops and weekly activities that will get you up and moving. You’ll make new friends, stay healthy and boost your feel-good endorphins.
Our Pulse workshops and activities will help you master the life/study balance – you’ll get organised, stay grounded and be more emotionally aware – you know, Adulting 101. These tools are super handy as you complete your degree and, TBH, for the rest of your life!
We all know binge-watching Netflix is awesome (obviously!), but staying active is so important to your physical and mental health and overall wellbeing. Staying active helps to improve sleep, boost concentration and reduce stress – so we’ve created a bunch of free activities to help you stay active on campus while you study!
You know what is also good for the soul? Connecting with others and your community! It plays a big part in maintaining positive wellbeing and there are heaps of ways to get involved:
As always, these activities will remain free of charge or as heavily subsidised, as they continue to be funded by SSAF.
The wellness workshop card system is based on a loyalty card system. For every two workshops you attend you will go in the draw to win a minor prize. If you attend all 6 workshops throughout the semester you will go in the running for the major prize. The card is based on a stamp system and any evidence of tampering with the card will void your chances of entering the draw. All participants must visit the Student Engagement office after the second workshop they attend, their cards will be cross checked with the attendance list, once all is proven and they have shown us their card and student ID they will write down their name and student email and their name will be placed in the barrel. If they have not claimed their prize within 7 days on the draw, there will be a re draw. No vouchers can be redeemed for alcohol. Any concerns or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
“I chose to volunteer with the Wellness Ambassadors for UniLife to become more connected to other students at UOW. Throughout this experience, I have gained wonderful friendships as well as a greater understanding of the importance of wellbeing and how essential it is for students at UOW.
This experience has helped me to develop my time management skills, communication skills and the importance of teamwork. I have achieved this by volunteering at events such as Bend & Snack and Mindful May.
I have enjoyed and learnt so much from this experience and would highly recommend students to consider volunteering as an extra-curricular activity.”
Manage stress, practice mindfulness, learn how to adult, free sport – there’s always an event or workshop happening to help support your mental and physical health. And if you want to help others and spread positive awareness around mental health, you can help us do that too!
Give your body a much-needed break from Uni and enjoy some free snacks after class!
Head to UniClubs meeting rooms on Tuesday mornings during session for ‘Bend & Snack’ guided Yoga.
Bend & Snack is SSAF funded.
Need to stretch those legs or get outdoors after too much study? Pulse is bringing you FREE sport on Mondays and Tuesdays in Autumn session at UniActive.
Get your mates together and come play – Basketball, Badminton, Squash
Volleyball and Soccer.
Play Free Sport is SSAF funded.
Unwind from the stresses of study with weekly guided meditation sessions. Thursday afternoons in the UniClubs meeting rooms.
Take some time to yourself and balance out your mind and body.
Mindful Meditation is SSAF funded.
Learn how to adult, become a steward of the planet, develop your life skills and get creative with the free UniLife Wellness Workshop series.
Workshop topics include: Apartment Living & Budgeting Hacks, Social Media Detox and Time Management Tips.
Check out the What’s On Calendar for upcoming workshops and details.
BEND & SNACK (YOGA)
UNILIFE CLUBS ROOMS
We all have difficult times that can be full-on and overwhelming – it’s a totally normal response. Whether something has happened to you directly or it’s affecting a friend or family member, difficult situations can quickly take over your thinking and impact your sense of wellbeing.
At UOW you are surrounded by a community of people who are here to support you. There are heaps of support services available on campus that can support you during these tricky times – you are not alone!
Remember! Don’t just rely on websites – face to face counselling or support is important too. If you are concerned with what is going on in your life or your personal welfare, please make an appointment to speak to someone.
Practice your daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device.
Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. Only 10 minutes a day is all you need to see real changes. What are you waiting for?
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12-25, their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.
We all have good days and bad days. If you’ve got something on your mind or things just seem too much, sharing the load with someone else can help. You can talk it through with Beyond Blue and they’ll point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lifeline helps to empower Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.
Have an emergency or feeling unsafe? Call UOW Security on 4221 4900 or on extension 4900 from a UOW phone or via a campus security telephone.
Or raise an alert through the SafeZone app if you are on campus or in the surrounding area. The UOW Security team will respond and seek assistance from emergency services.