5 Ways to Wellbeing
The Five Ways were created as a result of the New Economics foundations (NEF) Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing research report.
NEF conducted a review of the most up-to-date evidence and found that building five actions into day-to-day lives is important for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations.
The fives actions are:
- Connect, me whakawhanaunga
- Give, tukua
- Take Notice, me aro tonu
- Keep Learning, me ako tonu
- Be active, me kori tonu
It sounds too simple – right? But therein lies the beauty of it. You can introduce any of these evidence based actions into your life, anytime, and you will begin to feel the benefits.
Whakatōkia ngā rautaki māmā nei ki tō kia rongo ai koe o ngā painga.
Read the Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work toolkit, to get some ideas on how to begin, start small, work at it - and good luck
Menopause and Endometriosis Toolkit
Menopause is a natural process that affects a significant number of our people.
The following information has been gathered from reputable sources for our staff, to gain an understanding of the challenges of this stage in life.
You will find information and resources that will help; if you are facing this stage yourself or supporting someone at work or home who is.
All Dunedin based staff can improve their fitness, flexibility, and strength by joining our gym - free of charge.
Sleep seems to be something we all struggle to get enough of at different times of our life.
There have been many books written on the subject -for a summary of helpful tips from Te Pou
Available to all staff usually in April annually – free of charge.
How should I set up my home office?
Whether working from home temporarily, permanently or from time to time it is important you use these simple tips to ensure your comfort.
How can we breathe better? - Tania Clifton- Smith Physiotherapist
To listen to Tania Clifton- Smith discuss common health concerns such as sleep apnea and allergies and how they relate to breathing on Newstalk ZB - The Weekend Collective.
The Good Mood Diet
Find out about the link between gut health and mental wellbeing.
Nutrition and Mental Health
Learn what foods and nutrients should and should not be consumed to improve mental wellbeing via this free online course from the University of Canterbury
OP offers a range of leave options to help you take care of yourself and your whānau.
Taking your annual leave is an obvious choice to help you refresh and recharge but there are a number of leave options to be discovered here
Find out more about specific Otago Polytechnic leave opportunities by following these links:
Supporting you following illness or injury
We hope you don’t get sick or hurt yourself but if you do, there are several ways we can support you to come back to work safely.
Bend and stretch!
|Visit the Stretch Library with Ash to be guided through stretches that are ideal for helping you to stay comfortable at work.
Vision care, beauty therapy and health insurance
If you would like to have the chance to influence how OP supports health and wellbeing, join our
Health and Safety Committee
Taha tinana | Physical