Mental Health Awareness Week 9–15 October 2017
World Mental Health Day 10 October
Nature is Key
“We’re encouraging Kiwis to stop thinking of nature as something locked away in national parks and forests but as the daisies on the berm, the tree outside the window and the vast, beautiful sky above.”
Research has shown that spending time in nature is great for mental and physical health. Spending time in nature:
- Makes us happier and more optimistic.
- Restores us when we’re feeling run-down.
- reduces stress.
- Improves concentration.
- Improves life satisfaction.
On World Mental Health Day (10 October), we’re encouraging employers to lock their staff out of the office for an hour and give them the opportunity to connect with the ordinary nature around their workplace.
Ara is supporting the lockout, so join fellow students abd staff members outside the CPSA building/C block lawn for games, speed meet, activities and food from 11.30am-1.30pm.
- Take part in the Photo-a-day Challenge
- Enjoy Yoga at Cathedral Square from 12.00pm – 1.00pm on 9th October
- Join in the School of Wellbeing activities. Check out all the information on Campus Life here