Bright Side: programmes

Bright Side's programmes consist of free multi-workshop interactive sessions for AUT students, facilitated by our guides. These sessions are followed up by group coaching discussions led by Bright Side staff to ensure learnings and strategies are implemented.

Beating Stress and Self-doubt programme

Understand how to relieve the stress in your mind and body

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, tired, disconnected, and dissatisfied does not have to be our new normal. Learn practical tools to feel well, reduce stress and gain confidence in who you are and your ability to achieve the things that matter to you.

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Beat stress

Better Relationships, Healthy Sex programme

Gain insight into your personal relationships and ways to improve them

Who you choose to share your life with has a large impact on your sense of self and overall wellbeing. Learn how to choose well and gain practical tools to build better relationships.

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Better life

Create Confidence and Connection programme

Harness your imagination and learn how humour can assist you in your work and study life

Connect with others in this dynamic, creative and social programme that uses play, humour and movement to promote connection and belonging.

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Design Your Life programme

Design your dream life and discover your purpose

Create your own playbook for envisioning and achieving life goals, discover how to live a life of balance, develop resilience in the face of setbacks, and feel a sense of value and meaning from the areas you dedicate your time and energy to.

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Design Life

Design Your Life 2.0 programme

Continue to design your dream life and bring it into reality

Begin a deeper exploration of your vision and life goals and design your dream life and career plans. This programme is a great next step for students who have completed Design your Life, but everyone is welcome to apply.

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Design better

Future Focus programme

Unlock your unique creativity and personal leadership style

Be successful in your studies, career and life.  Set goals, develop a positive mindset and build confidence in yourself.

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Focus now

Personal Financial Relationships programme

Build confidence in your ability to manage your finances

Learn how to successfully achieve financial security and gain a deeper understanding of how to clearly communicate your economic needs in important life relationships.

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Finance it

Meet our programme manager

Join our programme manager Shaun Pulman as he explains how the Bright Side programmes work.

Kete Kōrero

space to chat

Led by our health coaches, Kete Kōrero is a safe and collaborative space on campus where students can discuss and explore self-care and personal development techniques that cultivate physical and mental well-being, peer support and connection.

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My wellbeing

Reminder to breathe

Being well has a significant and positive impact on your studies. We encourage you to take a holistic approach to your health and understand how your physical, mental, spiritual and social health form the cornerstones of your wellbeing.

Look after your wellbeing

Contact us

Want to find out more about how we can help you reach your potential?

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