Monthly Archives: September 2014

Be in the moment – mindfulness

Mindfulness – a ‘buzz word’ floating about. But what does it really mean? Do you have to experience mindfulness in a certain way? Does it mean being in control? Do you need training to be able to do it? Some people think it is spacing out and escaping. Some people think it is meditation. This […]

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Voucher giveaway :) What gives your life meaning?

Today’s post is by Vicki. Living a meaningful life is something most of us would say we’re ultimately striving for. Having a sense of meaning or purpose can help us stay motivated and on track. But what gives our life meaning? For some it is religion or spiritual beliefs, for others it is connection – family […]

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Poll for your choice of ‘Feel good’ Movie

During Mental Health Awareness Week (4th – 10th October), we are running a ‘Make happiness a healthy habit’ campaign and as part of this we are intending to show three feel good movies at North Terrace in the Union House Cinema. We’d obviously prefer to show films that you’d like to watch so please make […]

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Sheep used to Promote UniThrive Wellbeing App

UniThrive App Launch!

So we had the UniThrive website and then developed the blog;  now we have the App! Trifecta; everyone wins! From today you will be able to download your very own UniThrive Wellbeing App for your phone. You can use the App to monitor your mood and enhance your mental health. The App allows you to: […]

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A conversation could change a life

Today is RU OK Day. Are you worried about someone around you? Reach out. Ask the question. “It all comes down to regular, face-to-face, meaningful conversations about life. And asking “are you ok?” is a great place to start.” As Gavin Larkin, the founder of RU OK says: “It is the one thing that all […]

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Coming up…RU OK Day this Thursday

Thursday September 11th 2014 is RU OK day. Since 2009, it has become an annual day across Australia to raise awareness of how one simple question can reduce the risk of suicide. Gavin Larkin lost his father to suicide in 1995. The devastating loss inspired Gavin to work towards the foundation of a not for […]

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Visualise your new self!

Today’s post is brought to you by student counsellor Susan. The photo is by Josephine Boult and won the Global Learning Photo Competition 2014.   Visualisation can be a powerful tool to help you achieve your goals. Elite athletes  – for ages –  have been using this technique to help improve their performance. For visualisation […]

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A group of cows wandering down a quiet road

How do I get past the cows? (aka Writers’ Block)

Do you have cows blocking the road to your completed assignment? They stand and stare at you and won’t even let you take one step forward. Cows are really quite friendly. Smile at them and take the first step. Stepping forward is often the hardest part. It’s daunting when all you have is cows (aka […]

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