Improve your mood

Most of us know what it feels like to be stressed. We live with a combination of demands on our lives and our time. As students we are trying to balance studying, usually on a tight budget, with work, relationships, and issues related to our age and stage in life.

The right amount of stress in our lives promotes achieving well and feeling energised and motivated. However, too much stress leads to physiological, emotional and mental symptoms that may leave us feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated and generally unhappy. 

Learning to manage our stress levels can help us return to a more optimal level of functioning and helps us to enjoy all aspects of lives.

Anxiety and stress

Anxiety and stress can present in many different ways: physical, emotional and mental symptoms are common, or a combination of symptoms. Explore our resources to understand anxious thoughts and feelings.

Drugs and alcohol

Many university students experiment with alcohol and/or drugs as part of starting a new life phase away from home, but just what is normal and what is harmful? We have a range of resources that can help you to decide.


There are a wide range of depressive symptoms, and many reasons for why someone may experience them. We have a wealth of useful information, and we're available for support and guidance fact to face as well.

Grief and bereavement

Grief is a normal reaction to loss and is something that we all encounter at some time in our lives. Find out how grief can affect you, and what you can do to better cope with your emotions.

Eating disorders

Check out this section for help with issues related to eating. Disordered eating covers a range of behaviours, including restricting eating, compulsive eating and bingeing and purging.

Upcoming workshops

We regularly run health, wellness and mindfulness workshops on all campuses. Take a look to see what's coming up next in:

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey