Wellness

Arc's goal is to put your health and happiness first.

"But what does that actually mean?" you say. Well, good thing you asked! Arc Wellness is working towards raising awareness around mental health, helping students de-stress, and provide resources to foster your well-being.

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Stress Less Week

TUE 9 MAY - THU 11 MAY, W11

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Look out for Arc Wellness Warriors around campus from chill out zones, yoga classes to puppy rooms and massages. We're here to help you get through the day!

We asked you what Wellness means to you… This is what you told us.


Wellness means all of these things and more!

Wellness is a multidimensional concept that encompasses your physical health, emotional wellbeing, social connectedness, spirituality, intellectual and occupational satisfaction, environmental harmony and financial stability. All of these factors are interconnected, which means when one area struggles, it has a domino effect that impacts all of the others too. So it is important to give a little bit of time to each of them so that you can reach your full potential and experience good health and happiness.


GRATITUDE is having the right ATTITUDE

Expressing Gratitude is an acknowledgment that there are good things in the world and that sometimes those things are outside of ourselves. Arc Wellness asked you to write letters to someone you are grateful. We have posted your letters and some have already been received! 


'I opened my mail today and what a beautiful surprise I found, Thank-you!

'Thank-you for the letter, it really touched me.'

'This made my day!'


Expressing Gratitude not only gives someone the warm and fuzzies, it also  helps to reduce toxic emotions like envy and regret, increase mental strength, shift perspective to boost happiness and reduce anxieties and can even improve the quality of your sleep. So why not tell someone today that you're grateful for them? 

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Arc Wellness Initiatives

Exam Help

World Mental Health Day

Stress Less Week

How To Adult

Sex Ed 2.0

Emergency Help

R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day aims to “inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.” Something as simple as a smile, a friendly face and a conversation has the power to change and save a life.

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Pat-a-Pooch

Pat away worry and stress. It's proven that animal interactions positively affect blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone levels. Wellness Warriors bring you Puppies!

WOOF!

Roundhouse

Wellness is about balance- work hard play hard! The Roundhouse crew bring you weekly activities (bingo/trivia/live music), huge session parties, comedy nights and a cool space to hangout with your uni squad. So treat yo'self!

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Clubs

Social and Emotional Wellness is about learning how to manage feelings, relationships and solve problems. Joining a Club is so good for you- learn more about yourself, develop skills and find a sense of belonging and community.

Find the club for you

Volunteering

When you do good, you feel good! With over 30 programs to choose from. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose. You can make a difference while making lots of new friends.You’ll learn a lot and feel good about yourself!

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Pay It Forward Day

Wellness Videos

Tips to increase your overall Wellness 

  • Remember you are unique and have your own needs. Identify your needs so you don’t feel the pressure to conform to situations and environments that don’t suit you.
  • Spread your connections far and wide. Make new friends, help existing friends, join a student club, volunteer, or help in the student community.
  • Engage in things that are meaningful to you and that bring you happiness.
  • Learn to love and accept everything about you with compassion and without judgement.
  • Look around at the beauty that surrounds us and spend time immersing yourself in our natural world.
  • Focus on the present and live for now.
  • Embrace life’s challenges and turn them into opportunities to grow.
  • Breathe. The power of breath is an incredible thing. When you feel stressed or anxious, spend one minute breathing. It will change your life!
  • Practice gratitude. Remind yourself of all the blessings you have in your life and write them down every day.

And most importantly;

  • Be who you are and what you want to be, not who you think you should be and create the life that you want!

Make the most of your study

Stretch and Study

Catch up at pop-up events around campus!

Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate

Catch us in the Quad at O-Week for free massages, yoga, mindful colouring in and lots of freebies!

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Goals

Come down to Festival of Sport to AIM for your goals and learn about SMART goal-setting

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Gratitude

Catch us in the Quad in Week 5 to write a letter to someone you're grateful for and Arc Wellness will post it on your behalf!

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Photos and Memory

Join us in Week 6 in the Quad to Snap a pic with your friends then snap back into your favourite childhood memories to bring positive thoughts to the forefront of the mind

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Be-YOU-tiful

Find us in the Quad in Week 8 for your dose of self-empowerment and self-love.

Cookbook Launch

Come to the Quad for some free healthy snacks in Week 12 and receive a free recipe book to help you in become a Masterchef in the kitchen

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Treat Yo Self

Need a little kick to help survive exams? Arc Wellness will be outside the library Mon-Thurs of STUVAC with Chai Tea and tools to help you get through the exam period.

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Feeling Stressed?

Do things one at a time

Take regular breaks

Need a Pep Talk?

Exercise - get those endorphins

Doing good makes you feel good- volunteer!

Emergency Compliment

Help for balancing everything

Need a Hug?

More Support

Looking for more info or support?

Volunteer 

Keen to help out your fellow students make the most of their time at uni? Wellness Warriors help to run initiatives and pop-ups around campus aimed at helping students breathe in relaxation and breathe out stress.

Deets

Intake/ Check back in S2!

Time commitment/ Medium

Meet your Wellness Student Coordinator

How hard is it to hold a glass of water for a minute? How much harder is it to hold it for an hour? What if you had to hold it for the whole day? The longer you hold the glass of water the heavier it seems to become until you simply can’t keep it up! 

Welcome to Arc Wellness, your very own student support team to help you learn how to deal with those heavy glasses! My name is Courtney and I’m the Wellness Coordinator. I’m a third year Psychology student and a total sports fanatic! I’m excited to make my passion for Wellness contagious and bring fresh events your way to help you de-stress and take care of yourself amongst the chaos of life as a Uni student. Sometimes it’s the simple things that put a huge smile on my face, like receiving a thank-you letter or hearing a nice compliment, and I want to pass this same happiness on! So be sure to come along to our Pop-Up stalls and checkout our Wellness video series for that taste of calm amongst what can sometimes feel like a storm. Remember you can’t fill from an empty cup, take time to put your health and happiness first!  

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