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Student Wellness offers a wide range of services and events ranging from self care, physical care to your emotional web-being. Events and activities run all semester long to keep you prepared for life challenges at NUS and beyond.

Wellness Festival 2020

Notice: We love the insta-stories that we are receiving for the #PitStopChallenge and we are going to extend the challenge. The challenge will now end on 18 October (Sun) 2359! Read the T&Cs down below to learn how you can stand an additional chance at the lucky draw.

Wellness Festival 2020 is a first-ever, campus-wide collaboration by NUS Office of Student Affairs and the Faculties aimed at creating awareness on the importance of mental health and wellbeing amongst NUS students. Through the festival, students will learn self-care tips as well as the mental health and support services available to NUS students. The Wellness Festival comprises of 2 main events: 

1) The PitStop Workshops 
2) The #PitStopChallenge

both centred on the 7 PitStop Principles:

  • Personal Skills 
  • Interaction 
  • Time Out
  • Sleep 
  • Thoughtful Eating
  • On The Move 
  • Purpose


Festival Highlights:

  • PitStop Workshops — Check your emails and sign up for the PitStop Workshops with your school/faculty. Here are the line-up of the workshops happening this October. 

List of PitStop Workshops
 
Note: All workshops are currently FULL.  

Wellness Festival Workshops
Wellness Festival Workshops


Notice: We love the insta-stories that we are receiving and will like to extend the lucky draw opportunity to more participants. The challenge will end on 18 October (Sun) 2359! 

  • The #PitStopChallenge —  Follow @nusstudentaffairs on Instagram! Tell us how you will incorporate the 7 PitStop Principles in your daily living and stand to win attractive prizes like the iPad Mini, Apple Watches, Audio Technica Headphones, GrabFood Vouchers and many more.
#PitStopChallenge
 PitStopChallenge Prizes

What is the #PitStopChallenge?
The #PitStopChallenge is an Instagram-based challenge part of the Wellness Festival 2020 that will launch on World Mental Health day and take place from 10th to 16th October 2020. The challenge aims to impart the 7 PitStop Principles to NUS Students by encouraging them to cultivate a habit of applying these principles in their day-to-day life. 
 

Participants who successfully qualify for the #PitStopChallenge lucky draw* stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

 

What are the 7 PitStop Principles? Also, what are some examples of activities I can do for the #PitStopChallenge?

7 PitStop Principles Examples for the #PitStopChallenge 
Personal Skills 

Developing one’s personal skills can be done through the act of practicing mindfulness, setting priorities, adopting a positive mindset, and appreciating one’s strengths. 

Interaction 

Research shows that isolation will cause low moods. It is important to stay connected with family and friends, be open to share your concerns, and support your friends in times of need.

  • Organising Games Night on Zoom with your friends (Eg. Scribbl.io or Haxball

  • Going for a meal with a friend 

  • Video calling a friend to chit-chat 

  • Going out with friends or family 

  • Join the NUS Peer Student Supporters during their Virtual PitStop sessions 

 
 

Time Out 

Don’t forget to take time out for yourself! You can do this by picking up a new hobby, or through simple acts like listening to your favorite music track. 

  • Participating in CCA 

  • Doing a new hobby  

  • Listening to a podcast or music playlist 

  • Going out and taking a short walk  

  • Taking a short 15-mins break after every 2-hours of studying  

Sleep
 

Getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night to feel more recharged for a more productive day. 

  • Using a sleep tracking app to track your sleep cycle and patterns (Eg. Sleep Cycle or Sleep Score

  • Using items that help you to sleep better  
    (Eg. Aromatherapy, dim lights, relaxing music) 

  • Doing meditation prior to sleeping using any mindfulness app (Eg. Calm app or Headspace

Thoughtful Eating
 

Be mindful of what you put into your body by selecting healthier food choices, drinking at least 2 litres of water daily, and/or minimizing your intake of sugar, trans-fats, and processed foods. 

  • Consuming meals at stores endorsing foods with the Healthier Choice symbol  

  • Cooking and preparing healthy meals 

  • Practicing mindful eating through conscious food choices (Find out more here and here

  • Bringing a reusable water bottle out with you and consuming at least 2 litres of water each day  

On The Move

Try to exercise 30-minutes, at least 5 times a week. Endorphins + Serotonin = Happiness! 
  • Clocking in 10,000 steps per day 

  • Doing any kind of exercise for a minimum of 20-minutes each day 

  • Attending a free virtual fitness class  
    (Eg. ClassPass or ActiveSG)  

Purpose 

Research shows that giving and volunteering provide people a sense of purpose and satisfaction. 

  • Carrying out an act of kindness 

  • Volunteering or participating in community service either in NUS or with an external organisation  


*Terms and Conditions

The #PitStopChallenge Lucky Draw Terms and Conditions

  1. Only successful challenge entries by NUS students will be eligible for the lucky draw.

  2. Minimum 3 IG stories to qualify for one chance at the lucky draw. Post 5 or more IG Stories for 2 chances at the lucky draw. Post 1 story per day only. 

  3. Instastories must include the hashtag #PitstopChallenge, hashtag the principle practiced, tag @nusstudentaffairs and tag a friend to be deemed as successful entries.

  4. Only current NUS students are eligible for the lucky draw. During the period of 17 to 20 October 2020, successful entries will receive an Instagram Direct Message from @nusstudentaffairs requesting for their NUS email address as verification of the student status. Participants must respond by 25 October 2020 (2359).

  5. The draw will happen on 26 October 2020 at 10am. The winners will be announced on Instagram (@nusstudentaffairs) and will receive an email from NUS OSA.

  6. For physical prizes, collection will take place at Student Service Centre, Yusof Ishak House. Winners will be contacted separately on redemption instructions.

  7. Contests are not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Apple, Audio Technica, Fujifilm, Hydro Flask, and Grab. 

  8. Office of Student Affairs reserves the right, at its discretion, to change or modify the terms and conditions.

  9. For any queries regarding the Wellness Festival 2020 or the #PitStopChallenge, kindly email us at osacares@nus.edu.sg.

 

Download The #PitStopChallenge Guide


If you have queries on the Wellness Festival or the #PitStopChallenge, drop us an email at osacares@nus.edu.sg.
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