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A huge thank you for University Mental Health Day Hui!

Updated: Aug 13, 2019



Massive thanks to everyone who came to our Mental Health Hui last week.


It was great to share a discussion with staff and students, about this important kaupapa. We were so pleased with the turn out, and the success of the event.


NTM feel an increased motivation to do more for our tauira and their mental and emotional health.


As a result of the hui, we have decided to set up some core groups. The focus of these groups will be mental and emotional health. The purpose will be to discuss ways in which NTM can support our tauira through their mental health struggles.


A support group will later be organised, as a place for tauira struggling to support one another.


Dexter, one of our tumuaki will also be sitting on a University Mental Health Core Groups, where she will sit as a student voice, to bring recommendations to the University about how they can assist with improving Maaori mental health.


If there is feedback you wish to give, please feel free to send a message through the website, or to sarai.mckay@auckland.ac.nz


While we are busy setting up these core groups, don't forget about all the other services available.


Counselling

Counselling is free of charge for all domestic students. Health and Counselling services are located in building 315 on level 3.


Medical services

Make the University you PHO (Primary Healthcare Organisation) and receive low cost health and medical services, including discounted prescriptions.


UniWellbeing eTherapy Programme

An online course for student experiencing mild to severe worry, street, anxiety, low mood or depression. The course is five weeks long and new courses start every three weeks.


Student Disability Services

Book an appointment online (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/on-campus/student-support/personal-support/students-with-disabilities.html ) to meet with one of the mental health advisers.


Help Lines

  • 1737: 24/7 text helpline.

  • Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

  • Healthline: 0800 611 116


Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/


NTM offers:

  • Whanau Fit: Fitness and physical health is a huge part of our overall wellbeing. Warch out for our Sports Officer's post on the NTM Facebook page for days and times.

  • Study Waananga: Keeping up with assignments and study can cause a lot of stress. Feel supported in your learning by attending NTM Study Waananga. These are help every second Wednesday night in Hine. Keep an eye out for our Exam Waananga coming up!

  • Kapa haka: Kapa haka is every other Wednesday night (alternating Study Wa) at Waipapa Marae. Enjoy getting to know fellow Maaori students and have some fun!


Don't be too whakama to ask for help. There is so much out there. Let's keep these really important koorero going whaanau!




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