Promoting wellness of mind and body

May 14 / 135

The Stress Less Puppies visited the campus to help relieve students' exam period stress.
The Stress Less Puppies visited the campus to help relieve students' exam period stress.

Sport, healthy eating, laughter and puppy petting were among the events organised to encourage wellbeing for the University’s Wellness Week.

From 5 - 9 May, Wellness at Melbourne and the University of Melbourne Student Union hosted a range of free activities designed to encourage students to take care of their physical and mental health in the busy end-of-semester period.

Boot camp workouts, breakfasts, hug sessions, massages and “speed friending” were on offer, along with panels and lectures.

Workshops throughout the week covered healthy eating, sexual wellbeing, laughter and special consideration.

Wellness at Melbourne Program Coordinator Danielle Clayman said the event gave staff and students the opportunity to connect to initiatives that the University runs to help with health and wellbeing.

“The idea was to raise awareness with the students about their health, especially coming up to the busy time of exams,” she said.

“Physical and mental health is just so important, and it’s something that we all need to be really focussed on.”

Upcoming student welfare events are listed on the UMSU website.

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