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Late cancellation charge - effective from 11 July 2016


Wednesday, 15 June 2016 2:25pm

What If I can’t attend or need to change an appointment?

If you can’t attend or need to change an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

You can cancel your appointment in person or by phone: 0800479821 or 034798212

All appointments after 10.30am each day require 2 hours notification of cancellation, for all appointments between 8.30 – 10.30am each day please call us as soon as possible.

If you miss any appointment (DNA) or do not cancel an unwanted appointment within the required time frame you will be charged a fee of $20.00.

Help us to help you by ensuring all unwanted appointments are cancelled so that the appointment can be used by another student.

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Measles Outbreak Information

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:51am

Measles

As you will have heard on the news, there has been a measles outbreak in the North Island, there is a high probability that it will spread to other areas within New Zealand.

Measles is a very highly contagious disease that can cause serious complications even in healthy people.

PLEASE check you have had 2 documented MEASLES vaccinations (usually called MMR vaccination in New Zealand)

If you have not been vaccinated please contact Student Health to arrange a free vaccination as soon as you can - book a nurse appointment.

For more info go to:

http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/measles

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Group Coaching Initiative

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 3:46pm


Dear student,

Group Coaching is an exciting new initiative to support students whose personal challenges may be affecting their ability to study. You may be feeling demotivated, stressed and anxious. Your sleep may be disturbed and you are missing lectures and tutorials.

The purpose of Group Coaching is to help you to keep up with your study, even if you are waiting to see a counsellor at Student Health.

If you are currently working with one of the counselling team, you can still participate in Group Coaching; you may wish to discuss this option with your counsellor.

You may be encouraged to attend Group Coaching by your health professional (GP, nurse, counsellor) who can refer you to the Personal Performance Coach with your permission. The coach will then contact you to let you know of available spaces in the groups.

What will Group Coaching involve?
• identifying and defining specific goals
• identifying your strengths and how you can implement these as tools for change
• identifying your internal and external resources
• building your confidence and self-esteem
• helping you explore all your options so you can make concrete decisions
• devising action plans to ensure you achieve your goals.

Group One dates: Tuesday 19 April, 3 & 17 May at 2pm – 3.30pm, Commerce Boardroom CO419.
Group Two dates: Tuesday 26 April, 10 May*, 24 May at 2-3.30pm, classroom CO207, Commerce Building
* Commerce Boardroom C0419

You can register for the group coaching by contacting Brian Johnston directly or by referral from your health professional. There is no charge for this service.

For further information please contact Brian Johnston.
Email address brian.johnston@otago.ac.nz
Web: www.otago.ac.nz/study/phd/performancecoaching.html
Telephone: 03 479 8461


Brian Johnston - Personal Performance Coach
Brian is a member of The Coaching Academy, London, graduating with Distinction in 2006 The Coaching Academy is Europe’s leading training organisation. Brian is also a UKRCP Individual Counsellor and Full member of NZAC.

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Group Programmes and Workshops 2016

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 11:04am

Wellbeing and personal development groups are available at Student Health.  We offer a range of low cost workshops throughout the year. Follow link to find out more

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Influenza Vaccinations 2016

Thursday, 3 March 2016 2:20pm

Flu vaccinations for 2016 are available now– want to reduce your chances of getting flu this year? Living in colleges or flatting? Influenza spreads very easily and up to 1 in 5 people get influenza every year. Being fit and healthy will not stop you getting flu. Influenza isn’t just a bad cold- it can be serious and can kill.

Getting a flu vaccination is fast and easy and helps protect you and your friends.

Flu clinics are open at Student Health now.

To book a 5 min appointment: Freephone from your cell phone or landline-0800 479 821

We will be offering early evening clinics on site at some Colleges- check your with College for dates

Costs: NZ Resident $20.00, International $35.00,

If you have a chronic medical condition you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination (NZ residents only).

For more info and eligibility for free vaccination: http://www.fightflu.co.nz/

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Meningitis Vaccinations 2016

Thursday, 3 March 2016 3:09pm

The Ministry of Health currently recommend vaccination against meningococcal C disease for young adults in hostel-type accommodation. The potential risk relates to the population density of living conditions in this type of accommodation; note this level of density may exist in some rented accommodation.

No vaccine is ever 100% guaranteed to protect against disease. It is important that people who have symptoms suggestive of meningococcal disease or are seriously ill access medical care as soon as possible. Friends and flatmates should be ready to look after each other and know how to access urgent health care

For more info http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-topics/diseases-and-illnesses/meningococcal-disease

For vaccination info link to meningococcal info