Develop your wellbeing skills

Some quick tips on wellbeing skills and looking after yourself, so you can make the most of your time at university.


Keep going, even when you are faced with difficulty or no indication of success.

Bounce back

The ability to overcome challenging or difficult circumstances and situations.

Care for yourself and others

Taking steps to promote your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health.

Be balanced

It is easy to get focused on one task and forget about the rest. Putting all of our time and energy into one task is not good for your health and wellbeing. You put yourself at risk of burning out.

Make sure you fill your day with a variety of activities that promote your physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual health.

Take action

Sometimes when we are faced with challenges we want to avoid them. This in turn makes us feel more stressed out, anxious, and the problem we are facing can get more complicated. Take Action is about getting unstuck—being active not passive—and making action plans on how we are going to accomplish things.


Take steps to create and maintain relationships in your life. We are social beings who naturally seek connection with others. Without it, our wellbeing is compromised. Having friends and family to rely on is really important—they are people who we can celebrate our successes with, and who we can turn to in times of need.

Be present

Focus on the now. Devote your complete attention on your present experience. As each moment occurs acknowledge and accept each thought, feeling and sensation in a non-judgemental manner. At times of high stress, take life one day at a time.

Speak to someone

Mauri Ora—Health and Counselling

Monday to Friday, 8.30 am–5.00 pm
Level 1, Student Union Building, Kelburn campus