Our workshop topics of sleep, sexual health, nutrition, and health literacy are covered in this section.
- Read the Ministry of Health’s recommendations about why good quality sleep is essential for your health and wellbeing.
- Explore contemporary expectations about sleep, effects of inadequate sleep, and what you can do to optimise sleep.
- Sleep guided meditation using ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) with relaxing sounds of nature.
- Sleepio is an app that uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help reset sleeping patterns naturally.
- Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds helps you sleep with nature sounds, white noise, guided meditations, stories, exercises, and techniques.
- Read Health Navigator NZ's tips to help improve your sleep with a ‘sleep tips tracker’ to see which tips work for your sleep.
- Take a quiz and learn how to get better quality sleep from Small Steps.
- Watch the classic cup of tea video demonstrating consent.
- Worried if your body is normal or not? Check out the Labia Library to see how diverse labias look or the NZ Aids Foundation for diverse penis shapes and sizes.
- Read the Light Project about how porn affects body image and attitudes and beliefs about sex.
- Read about preventing STIs from Just the Facts.
- Read about long-acting reversible contraception for females.
- Find out more about being queer, gender diverse, takatāpui, and intersex at Rainbow Youth.
- Reaching out for help if you have experienced sexual violence.
- Read about Safer Sex for Rainbow Youth from Health Navigator as well as accessing PreP from the NZ Aids Foundation.
- Watch a video about Sex: The First Time, The Real Sex Talk from Villainesse.
- How to read food labels when you’re shopping.
- Learn about portion sizes and how to estimate them.
- Read about healthy eating on a budget, including using seasonal veges, portion sizes, use by dates, and alternative sources of protein.
- Basic preparation and cooking techniques video for common New Zealand vegetables.
- What’s the best diet? Healthy Eating 101 with Dr Mike Evans walks you through how to incorporate healthy eating into your life.
- Watch Disorder from the Outlook for Someday about young New Zealanders who have experienced eating disorders.
- Read about why strict diets aren’t always the answer and why developing a healthy relationship with food is important.
- Explore the ROAR and EDANZ websites for information and interactive features about eating and body concerns.
- The Easy Eat Diary app, recommended by Health Navigator, helps monitor food intake for energy intake and exercise.
- Take this Quiz to find out if your drinking habits are healthy.
- Learn about your drug habits with this anonymous test.
Alcohol and other drugs
- Can you pour a standard drink? Use this interactive tool to test your knowledge.
- How much are you drinking? Interactive tool to help you keep track of the amount of alcohol you are consuming.
- A straight up guide to safer using from The Level.
- Tripsit Drug Combinations table to avoid mixing drugs and Drug Interaction Checker for prescription medicines.
- Pill Library from Know Your Stuff NZ to identify drugs sold as MDMA that are harmful substances.
- Watch a video to understand when alcohol and drug use become a problem, from Villainesse.
- Online tool from The Lowdown to help you check your usage.
- Online tool to find out if your gambling is sweet as or becoming a problem.
Movement and exercise
- Check out University Recreation Wellington for fitness classes, gym memberships, personal training, sports, and more.
- Find walking and biking trails in your local area to get active outdoors.
- Check out Nuku Ora for active health and wellness, including home exercise options.
- Read about how regular exercise is good for your body and your mind.
- Be safe in the New Zealand sunlight. Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap.
- Read about three simple questions you can ask to help you understand your consultation with your GP or nurse.
- Watch Merle talk about whāia te mātauranga, he oranga moū—looking after yourself.
- Find out about patient rights from the Health and Disability Commissioner.
- Apply for the University’s Student Hardship Fund for medical and dental costs, disability, or temporary illness.
- Accessing after-hours medical help in person.
- Accessing after-hours medical help over the phone at Healthline.
- Read about being smart with your medicine to use it safely.
- How to order a repeat prescription from Mauri Ora when your medication runs out.
All of the content in our online resources aligns with the messages in our weekly wellbeing workshops.
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.