Stress Less Week

TUS 9, WED 10 & THU 11 APR

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Pet Therapy | Mindfulness | Workshops | Free Lunch

Exams are looming and stress can get the better of all of us. Arc is helping you de-stress and make the most of your end of term at #StressLessWeek with stress management strategies, workshops, freebies and food. Check out the schedule below! 


TUE 10-11AM Roundhouse Main Room, FREE

How to Adult | Organise w/ Kikki.K
11AM-12PM at Arc Reception, $6

Nutritious Lunch
12PM at Quad while stocks last

Zumba with YMCA
4-5PM at Roundhouse Main Room, FREE

Dance Class with Latin Dance Society
5-6PM at Roundhouse Main Room, FREE


Sustainable planting w/the producers
1-2PM in Quad, FREE

How to Make | Organic Tea Blend
11AM-12PM at Quad, $6

Boxing Class with YMCA
11AM-12PM at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre, FREE

Nutritious Lunch
12PM at Quad while stocks last

How to Make | Probiotics
12-1PM at Colombo House, $6

How to Adult | Cook Healthy on a Budget
1-2PM Colombo House, FREE

Mindfulness Meditation with UNSW CAPS
12-1PM in Room 2008, Level 2, Quad East Wing, FREE

Pet Therapy
11AM-12:30PM in Quad, FREE


Mindfulness Meditation with UNSW CAPS
12-1PM in Room 2008, Level 2, Quad East Wing, FREE

Pet Therapy
11AM-12:30PM in Quad, FREE

Self Defense with UNSW Judo Club
11AM-12PM in UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre, FREE

Nutritious Lunch
12PM at Quad while stocks last

How to Manage Stress
1-2PM in Arc Reception, FREE

How to make | Flower Posy
11AM-12PM in Quad, $6

What's On | Everyday at the Quad

Free Lunch

We're bringing you FREE lunch in the Quad at 12 pm, from our friends at Parliament on King - a social enterprise that offers catering made from love.

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Chill Out Zone

Forget about all those assessments and everything else going on in life - lie down, relax and just chill out.

Arc Sport Pick-Up-and-Play

Sweat the stress out with some friendly competition. We've got sports equipment for everyone to pick up and have a go at.

Gratitude Tree

Have someone you're grateful for? Let the world know with a personal note on our gratitude tree.

Random Acts of Kindness

Feeling a bit down? Our random acts of kindness will take you by surprise with pick-me-ups to get you through the week.

Chai & Chat

Chill out and have a chat with some free Chai! Like a warm hug from the inside, you're guaranteed feel good vibes with every sip.

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Workshops | Registrations Essential

Stress Management

Managing heavy workloads, building resilience and making self-care more than just a buzzword. Join us for a stress management workshop to help you identify your personal symptoms of stress and how to manage them.

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Zumba Class with YMCA

The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world. Come along and have some fun!

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Mental health and physical health are deeply connected, and yoga is a great way to work on both! So why not put down the book and give yourself a stretch!

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Sustainable Planting

Take cuttings from all your favourite herbs and create a herb-based terrarium to take home to decorate your room and flavour your meals.

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Make an Organic Tea Blend

Pick your own combination of organic herbs and aromas for your bodies' needs in this unique tea blending workshop hosted by Naturopath Jennifer Ward.

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Mindfulness Meditation with UNSW Counselling & Psychological Services

Gain an understanding of the basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and apply the principles to your daily life.


Organise with kikki.K

De-cluttering, the pareto principle and life planners - learn all the how to's on organising your electornic, paper and personal life in this workshop brought to you by kikki.K.

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Make a Flower Posy

Grow your floristry skills and handcraft your own bouquet in our posy-making workshop and take home a beautiful bouquet to brighten your room or gift to someone special.

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Self Defense with UNSW Judo Club

Boost your confidence with the basics to self defense


Dance Class with the Latin Dance Society

Get your body moving! Have some fun learning the basic body rhythms inherent in Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Cha-Cha-Cha.

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Make Probiotics

Fuel your body with nature's best and make your own probiotics with Stephanie Patoka.

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Boxing Class with YMCA

Boxing is the ultimate full body workout. Sweat out your frustrations. It’s an empowering feeling to punch your stress to smithereens.


Cooking on a Healthy Budget

Cheap, easy meals to fuel your body without draining your bank account. Join us in the Colombo House kitchen for new healthy recipes, guides to meal-prepping and a free feed!


beyondblue's Seven Tips to Manage Stress

1. Postpone major life change

Making major changes in your life can be stressful at any time. If you’re already feeling stressed or anxious, it might be best to avoid or delay significant events, such as moving house or changing jobs. 

2. Resolve personal conflicts 

Stress in personal relationships can be a major contributor to anxiety and depression. Learning how to communicate honestly with people and address problems or conflicts as they arise is important. A counsellor or psychologist can help you find ways to work through your problems.

3. Do the things you enjoy 

Take your mind off your worries by making sure you allow plenty of time for enjoyable activities, such as listening to music, reading, gardening, or spending time with family and friends. Try doing something creative or learning a new craft – a project, such as making a gift for a friend, can provide a goal to work towards and give you a great sense of achievement.

4. Control your work & study

Work and study play a big role in our lives, but it’s important to have a sustainable work/life balance. If work is increasing your stress levels, avoid long hours and additional responsibilities, and learn to say ‘no’ more often. 

5. Exercise regularly 

Physical exercise can help relieve tension and relax your mind. Team sports can be a great way to socialise and connect with others while exercising. Try to do some physical exercise every day, even if it’s just going for a walk. 

6. Get support 

Simply talking to someone such as a friend, doctor or counsellor can help relieve stress. Don’t be afraid to ask for support at home, at work or in your other activities. 

7. Remember to relax 

Incorporating breathing and muscle relaxation exercises into your daily routine may be helpful. They can also be used as short-term coping strategies. Some people find meditation or yoga a good way to unwind.

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Looking for help?

24-Hour Crisis Support

UNSW Specific Services

If you're unsure where to look and need advice email our Legal & Advocacy team: or find helpful links HERE.

Everyone feels stress. It’s a normal response to challenging or dangerous situations. A small amount of stress can be a good thing because it increases energy and motivation. But too much stress can make people feel overwhelmed. It can affect quality of life and cause problems with physical and mental health.

It's important to look out for the signs that you or someone close to you is stressed. There are different ways to deal with stress, and stress affects everyone differently. A good first step is to understand how it affects you so you can deal with it.

Major Sponsor


The Student Cookbook

Arc Sport

Street Team

UNSW Bookshop

Student Minds UNSW

YMCA UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

The Producers

Kikki K

Wellness Coordinator