Promoting good health for staff and students


Paul Robertson

A three-year strategy to improve the wellbeing of staff and students will be launched by Massey University in the next fortnight.

The Wellbeing Strategy 2019-22 sets out to provide a healthy environment and improve the quality of working life for students and staff. It recognises that about half of all New Zealanders will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, and one in five of will experience some form of mental health issue in any given year.

Health, safety and wellbeing director Paul Robertson says the University is committed to actively supporting the wellbeing of students and staff.

“Our staff and students really are our greatest resource and the key to our success,” Mr Robertson says. ”We want to create and foster a positive culture that enables people to thrive and realise their full potential as part of a healthy and engaged community.”

Members of the health, safety and wellbeing team will work with the many stakeholders involved in managing wellbeing. Planned initiatives include encouraging healthy lifestyles, targeted mental health initiatives, celebrating diversity, providing personal and professional development opportunities and developing well-designed sustainable spaces.

“Our approach to implementing this strategy is to set up a common framework in which there is a centralised annual plan each year that will deliver on a range of outcomes that exist across all stakeholder groups,” Mr Robertson says.

The Wellbeing Strategy will be launched at a series of campus wellbeing days over the next two weeks.

Auckland campus
July 24, 11am-2pm
Student Central

Manawatū campus
July 31, 11am-2pm

Wellington campus
August 1, 11am- 2pm

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