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Health and Wellbeing

Ara is committed to supporting healthy and active employees. We offer a variety of opportunities for employees to take charge of their health and wellness. We are always looking for new and interesting ways for employees to get involved and get active.

Recreation Centre

Our Recreation Centre at the City campus in Christchurch provides a brand new gym and weights room with memberships available to employees and students at discounted prices. Employees also have access to free group fitness and yoga classes.

Health Centre

Our Health Centre, located at the City campus in Christchurch, provides an accessible and competitively priced health service. Although primarily established for students, employees can access nurses, a general practitioner (GP), counsellors and a physiotherapist.

Employee Assistance Programme (OCP)

Confidential counselling services are available to employees through the Organisational Counselling Programme (OCP), an independent service offering employees access to voluntary, safe and professional counselling assistance. The service is free (for up to three sessions per issue).