Students at the University of Tasmania’s Newnham campus this week attended the 2011 Health and Wellbeing day, organised by the Tasmanian University Union.
More than a dozen health service providers and other organisations visited the event to pass on information to students, including Headspace, the Red Cross, Anglicare, Aspire, Family Planning and Volunteering Tasmania.
TUU spokesman Janez Zagoda said he was pleased Northern students had taken advantage of the opportunity to speak with the different providers, and he hoped a similar event at the Inveresk campus next week would also prove popular.
“It is a great opportunity to interact with these providers and gain new information,” Mr Zagoda said.
“It is about retention – so that if a student ever hits a problem in future they will have been introduced to these different providers and will remember where they can go for help and support.”
Mr Zagoda said another benefit of attending the Inveresk event was the free sausage sizzle.
The Inveresk TUU Health and Wellbeing day will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, August 2, from 11am to 1.30pm at the UniCafe at the Newnham campus.
A similar event will be held at the Inveresk campus on Tuesday, August 9, from 11am to 1:30pm in the School of Architecture building.
Picture: Launceston City Council environmental health officer Kirsty Jones, TUU northern services manager Janez Zagoda and Family Planning Tasmania health promotion officer Christopher John.