Supporting health and wellbeing in tertiary education settings

Groups of students sitting on a green space outside a university building. Source: University of Canterbury.Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health is involved in promoting health and wellbeing in tertiary education providers. Tertiary education providers such as Te Pūkenga, universities and wānanga can positively influence the health and wellbeing on campus – for all staff and students.

Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health staff currently provide support, services and information to tertiary institutions including:

  • Collaborating with ACC to reduce sexual assault on campus at Canterbury tertiary institutions with Universities New Zealand;
  • Assisting in the development of campus wellbeing strategies;
  • Supporting health and wellbeing initiatives on campus; and
  • Helping run the Good One Party Register – an online party register primarily targeted at tertiary students that was developed in Canterbury.

Wellbeing and Vitality in Education (WAVE) is involved with tertiary education providers in South Canterbury.

Previous work has included:

Using the Okanagan Charter framework

The Okanagan Charter is an international charter for health promoting universities and colleges that was developed in 2015.

The Okanagan Charter has two calls to action:

  1. To embed health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academic mandates; and
  2. To lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

Higher education providers are placed to create, share and apply knowledge and research to improve the health of people and communities both now and in the future.



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For further information, contact:

Tim Weir
Ph: +64 3 364 1777

Greg Newton
Ph: +64 3 687 2600

Good One Party Register.

Page last updated: 05/03/2024

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