Wellbeing PDF resources

Getting well and staying well

Wellbeing includes being well physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The Maori model of wellness, Te Whare Tapa Wha, promotes the idea that to be well we need to have some balance in our lives so that all dimensions can work together. When we are balanced and well we have increased resilience which is the capacity to tolerate some levels of distress and to bounce back from difficulties.

At Student Counselling Services we want to help you develop your strengths and resilience. We will support you when you are ‘knocked down’ and we will also support you as you find ways to ‘get back up again’.

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Knowing how to listen is important for any effective communication. Whether in a lecture, tutorial, presentation or conversation on you need to be able to focus on what the person wants to say and what they are asking from you.

Listening (141 KB)

How to be assertive

Assertiveness is about being able to say no, having your boundaries and limits respected, getting your needs met and keeping yourself safe.

How to be assertive (132 KB)

Balancing life
When we are students, one of the hardest things to do is to maintain a sense of balance in our lives. We often start the academic year with new resolutions; we may be revitalised with energy after a break, but the challenge is in maintaining that energy.

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