Feel well

Feel well aligns with workshop the topics of anxiety breathing techniques, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-care, and coping with wait times.

All of the content in our online resources aligns with the messages in our weekly wellbeing workshops.

Anxiety breathing




  • Learn how to feel better with The Journal, a personalised online programme hosted by Sir JK.
  • Watch young New Zealanders talk about their experiences of depression and recovery at The Lowdown.
  • Listen to Rob Mokoraka talk about making theatre out of trauma and finding a way through depression.
  • Listen to Pasifika people speak about experiences of depression.
  • Thinkladder is an app that includes insights and affirmations to help you explore personal development themes. Set reminders based on time and location to develop new thought patterns.
  • Read about seven ways to practice emotional first aid to reboot your emotional health.
  • Watch Heidi Grant talk about how to ask for help, understand what you need and how to be good at it.
  • Headspace is an app that help you cope with your feelings while you are experiencing grief.
  • Simple tips to help you cope from the Grief Centre.
  • Read about the science behind why hobbies can improve our mental health from The Conversation.
  • Learn how to identify feelings in your body as useful sign to recognise when you are becoming distressed.
  • Reframing thoughts is a tool to notice unhelpful thoughts in your mind and reframe them with more useful thoughts.
  • Learning how to balance your mood gives you insight into how the activities you’re doing affect your mood.


Coping with wait times

  • Try out this worksheet from CALM about making your own coping plan when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
  • Coping with suicidal thoughts, how to ask for help, and how to feel better.
  • Have a go at the problem solving worksheet from Just A Thought to help you create your own best solution and a step by step action plan.
  • Wajahat Ali talks about dealing with uncertainty and keeping anchored among the challenges and chaos of life.
  • Try out these resources from Just a Thought called worry time and worry chart.
  • What’s Your Grief shares observations, thoughts, and support for everyone coping with grief.
  • Read about different types of grief and where you can find information and help from Skylight.
  • Check out connecting through kōrero, a resource to guide talking about suicide.
  • Reflectly is an artificial intelligence (AI) journal that helps you structure and reflect on your daily thoughts and problems.
  • Information from CALM about finding meaning in life and through religion including audio soundbites about different religions.
  • Activities you can do from Sport Wellington to support your taha wairua.
  • Try out the Calm app to help relax when feeling overwhelmed. It provides guided meditations and sounds for sleep.
  • Take notice, me aro tonu. Remember the simple things that give you joy, from the Mental Health Foundation’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing campaign.

Sometimes, you will need support and guidance from health professionals to help you through tough times. Reach out and seek support when you need to.

There are free health and wellbeing services on campus and outside of the University that provide support and information to students.