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AuthorGerard Hoffman

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August 20, 2018

Guest Post by the Sustainability Trust At Sustainability Trust, we’ve been helping people create warm and healthy homes around the Wellington region for the last 14 years, and are well aware of the challenges students face finding affordable places to rent that are warm and healthy. We’ve heard some common themes: power imbalance between landlord […]

August 6, 2018

Mental Health – Two words with a complicated meaning Mental health is a real buzz phrase these days. There’s a government enquiry looking at trying to fix a supposedly broken system; NZUSA have released the Kei te pai? Students’ Mental Health report, which paints a concerning picture of high rates of mental illness among students […]

March 26, 2018

The six week dip : is it real and what to do about it Every year, I hear students saying that this year things will be different, that they are feeling hopeful and positive, that they will keep up with their workload, and  attend every class. I see them a month later, looking stressed and […]

April 10, 2017

In the past four years Victoria students have been asked to complete a wellbeing survey. For the past three years, the number of students who report poor levels of emotional wellbeing has remained consistently at 45%. The survey is conducted about week six of trimester one (a stressful time!) and the results reveal paradoxically that […]

March 15, 2015

How often do we say hi to the person sitting next to us? So goes the wording on the brightly green coloured posters and handouts that you will no doubt have noticed all over the place during the past two weeks. These posters are part of a year-long social marketing campaign that the University and […]

March 10, 2014

Paradoxically, living well while at the same time reflecting regularly on death can help us to be more content and keep anxiety and fear at bay.

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