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Measles Outbreak Information

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:51am


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:

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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
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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Well Minds Workshops 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 2:46pm

An educative, interactive two-hour workshop focused on mood and stress management. The facilitators will:

  • Discuss the experience of stress and low mood in our lives
  • Teach strategies to promote mental well-being

Location: On-site, first floor Seminar Room
Cost: $5
Facilitators: Jodie Black and Jaimee Corbishley


  • Thursday 28 April 2-4 pm
  • Tuesday 3 May 11am-1pm
  • Thursday 12 May 2-4 pm
  • Tuesday 17 May 11am-1pm
  • Thursday 26 May 2-4 pm
  • Tuesday 31 May 11am-1pm

Who can attend: Any students wanting to learn more about staying well while at University

If you would like to register or obtain further information please contact: or

Please note: This is an introductory workshop. Students with significant or enduring mental health concerns or chronic sleep problems should be booked into the Counselling Triage Clinic to determine which treatment options will work best for them.

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Exam Stress Seminar 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 2:17pm

Venue: Student Health Seminar room, 1st Floor Student Health

When: Thursday 19th May Noon – 1.30pm OR Monday 23rd May 3pm-4.30pm

Bring: your cold lunch (no microwave available) and a couple of friends with you

Cost: FREE

Facilitator: Diane Bellamy, Registered Psychologist

An educative seminar with time for questions about:

  • Understanding the impact of stress on your life
  • Procrastination prevention skills
  • Mindfulness deep breathing and breathing practice
  • Sleep and concentration difficulties
  • Information, resources to take away
Information and Registration: Email:

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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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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

For vaccination info link to meningococcal info

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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: