Sometimes, student life can be tough. But always remember...so are you!

Whether you need a break from the books or some advice, Arc Wellness is here with fun events and helpful resources. Look out for our Wellness Warriors on campus doing random acts of kindness and pop up activities to remind you to take care of yourself and each other.

FREE Liver Checks! Tuesday WK2 10-3PM @ Quad

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If you're unsure where to look and need advice email our legal & advocacy team: advice@arc.unsw.edu.au


Arc Help

Wellness Warriors






Help to quit smoking

Staff Wellness

Self Care

Self-Care: What activities make you feel the best and help you to relax?

  • Fix yourself a warm cup of tea
  • Unplug for an hour
  • Colour-in
  • Scratch a lurker off your to-do list e.g. book that dentist appointment 
  • Try meditating
  • Pick up that book you never finished
  • Make one small diet change for the week
  • Get outside
  • Write down your thoughts
  • Express gratitude
  • Get your body moving
  • Pamper yourself
  • Make a time with a friend
  • Do something you loved doing as a child
  • Listen to music
  • Watch the clouds or spot the stars
  • Buy some flowers for your table/room 
  • Create a ‘no’ list of things you no longer want to do or have time for e.g. not checking social media as soon as you wake up or not over committing yourself. 






Alcohol & Other Drugs

Helping A Mate

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

On-line Help

beyond blue

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

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Information and services for young people, their families and friends about mental health, physical health, work / study support and alcohol and other drug services.

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Smiling Mind App

Developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. Mindfulness meditation programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life.

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Breathe (Reachout) App

ReachOut Breathe helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch. Research shows that slowing your heart rate can increase feelings of calmness in your body.

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Wellness Activities

Gratitude Pop Up

Last week Arc Wellness had their Gratitude pop up and I was lucky enough to be able to help out. Practicing gratitude helps us to focus on the positives in our life and helps us to cope in stressful situations, such as being bombarded by uni work. In the pop up we had a few things to help students learn about and practice gratitude- the gratitude tree, where people could post up things they were grateful for, a letter station where students could write a letter to someone special to them, and mindfulness information booklets for everyone to take home.

It was quite rewarding getting students to come over to the pop up and especially seeing people who were really keen to practice gratitude. Even for those who didn’t stop, a lot of them when asked mentioned they were grateful for many things in their life! - Ian Li, Psychology Honours, Wellness Warrior