Stress Less Week

Wk 10, Nov 5 - 7

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 our schedule below!

WHAT'S ON? | Special Features

Puppy Therapy

Did you know that playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine which works to calm and relax? Come and put it to the test at Stress Less Week with Austin the therapy dog!

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Morning Yoga

Start your morning right with a yoga class to stretch out your body and find your zen

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Stress Management Workshop

Life as a uni student is hard! Come along to our Stress Management Workshop for tangible coping mechanisms and techniques for dealing with stress. We will help you identify your personal symptoms of stress and develop a stress management plan best suited

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How to 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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How to 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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Speed Friending

UNSW is full to the brim with excellent, fun, friendly and diverse people so we want you to speed friend them all! After that, it's up to you! The sessions are open to everyone from every pocket of the university. And yes, you can come to more than one!

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Guided Meditation

Start your morning right and find your zen in our guided meditation class and walk into your day with a greater sense of calm and balance.

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Acoustic Performances

Kick back and listen to the acoustic stylings of Ysabel to buoy your mood between classes.

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Meet The Experts | Panels

Mental Health

Come along to our Mental Health Panel to find out more about identifying when you or a friend is stressed, tips for preventing and coping with stress and balancing life as a uni student.

Physical Health

Come along to our Mental Health Panel to find out more about identifying when you or a friend is stressed, tips for preventing and coping with stress and balancing life as a uni student.

Sexual Health

Got burning questions about sex? Feeling more pain than pleasure? Come along to our Sexual Health Panel to find out more about safe sex and fun sex. We’ll be answering your questions from getting tested and contraception to getting foreplay right.

Submit your questions to our panel

Got burning questions about sex? Feeling more pain than pleasure? Come along to our Sexual Health Panel to find out more about safe sex and fun sex. We’ll be answering your questions from getting tested and contraception to getting foreplay right.

REGISTER FOR EVENTS


What's On | TUES-THURS in the Quad

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.

Organisation Station

Get yourself sorted at our organisation station hosted by Event Horizon!

Literary Library

Chill out and have a good read of some of your literary faves hosted by UNSWeetened!

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.

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.

Knitting

Sharpen up your knitting and crochetting skills with Knitsoc and make yourself something warm to get you through winter!

Wellness in Winter

Learn about mindfulness and how to take care of yourself this winter with Student Minds.

Guess the Ingredient

We need taste testers! Join Cookbook for an ingredient guessing competition and submit your recipes for publication!

Japanese Moss Gardens

Get your hands dirty and create the perfect desk accessory with the Producer's

Dear Brain...

Write a message to your brain and help Artsweek build its first installation!

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.


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.

Find out more


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: advice@arc.unsw.edu.au or find helpful links HERE.

Wellness Coordinator