Feel well

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

Online resources

Breathing to feel calm


Go on, mate podcast

Alumni Jack and Sam use lads' chat to normalise men talking about their feelings.

Go on, mate podcast

Anxiety and Depression


Self-help resources while waiting for professional services

  • Try out this worksheet from CALM to make your own coping plan when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
  • Coping with suicidal thoughts, how to ask for help, and how to feel better.
  • Check out connecting through kōrero, a resource to guide talking about suicide.
  • Have a go at the problem solving worksheet from Just A Thought to help you create your step by step action plan to work through any problems you may be facing.
  • 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
  • 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 Nuku Ora 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.

Professional support

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.