The Radio One Community Notice Board is kindly brought to you by the OUSA Student Support Centre. If you’re a student, you can find them at 5 Ethel Benjamin Place, behind the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre on 84 Albany Street, for any help and support you may need to get through student life.
Silverline Festival 2021
Silverline is a student health and wellbeing initiative at the University of Otago that aims to challenge the struggle that can be our mental health and wellbeing in creative and unexpected ways.
The Silverline Festival aims to challenge the way we talk, the way we learn and the way we treat our own and others mental health and wellbeing, and features TED style talks, a 'mental market', and a speakers breaky that touches on topics from suicide prevention, eating disorders, men’s mental health, social media and mental health, mental health in the queer and trans community, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and so much more! All of this plus nourishing kai, music, creativity and your chance to join us to challenge the struggle.
For more information, and to register online, head to https://www.silverlineotago.org/silveline-festival-2021
Dunedin Curtain Bank
Are you struggling to stay warm? Curtains make a significant difference to the warmth of a home; a third of all heat loss in an un-insulated home occurs through windows. Even double-glazed windows let out more heat than un-insulated walls. The Dunedin Curtain Bank is a community organization that up-cycles unwanted and unused curtains, lines them, and distributes them to those in need for just $5 per pair. Located at 174 Princes Street, they also accept donations of usable curtains for distribution.
Looking to buy things you need while helping a good cause? ReStore on the corner of Gordon and Vogel Streets is there if you’re looking for something a little different, retro or cheaper including clothes, kitchenware, furniture, books and more. Make your income go further by shopping with ReStore which helps raise money for the Malcam Charitable Trust and for Habitat For Humanity.
Thursdays in Black
Thursdays in Black is a student-led movement working towards a world free from sexual violence, and runs events raising awareness and providing education around the issue of sexual violence on campus. Sexual violence is a significant problem on tertiary campuses, but a different reality is possible. All students and staff of the University of Otago are invited to stand together, and wear all black, some black, or a Thursdays in Black badge, every Thursday to show support and solidarity for survivors of sexual violence. The way to change statistics about sexual violence is to: see, acknowledge, understand and address these issues. If you would like to get more involved, message the Thursdays In Black Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also donate to Thursdays in Black Otago via Givealittle, to help them continue their advocacy and education.
Free Oral Health Service for Adolescents (Teens)
Don’t forget that dental treatment is free up until your 18th birthday, regardless of whether you're at school or in paid employment. Basic dental care includes an annual check up, oral health advice, examinations and dental X-rays (if necessary), preventative treatment, fillings, and extractions. Please note though that orthodontic treatment (like the straightening of teeth using braces) is not provided. To receive free basic dental care, Adolescents (teens) are required to enrol with a provider, and most of the dentists in Dunedin offer the free under 18 dental service - all you have to do is just call them up and ask!
OUSA $4 Lunches
Hungry? Feed your brain! OUSA's delicious and nutritious $4 lunches are back on Monday - Friday at the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street.
Stitch Kitchen is a community sewing studio with sewing machines, public classes, and a huge collection of fabrics, patterns and sewing supplies available to help you with mending, upcycling, costume making and more! Time banking and student rates are available, as are volunteer opportunities! Check our their website www.stitchkitchen.nz or get in touch to book a machine, or drop in at 474 Princes Street, Wednesday - Saturday from 10:30am - 4pm.