Wellbeing is the ability to feel good and function effectively in all aspects of our lives.
We thrive when we consistently feel and function well and are able to effectively manage the stresses and challenges that we encounter. However an individual’s wellbeing, whether physical or psychological, can fluctuate from time to time.
As such wellbeing can be considered along a continuum from poor to good. Even when we would normally rate our wellbeing highly we may find that some days we may feel depleted and tired, leading to frustration and not achieving what we want to do. Yet other days we are energetic, our physical health is good, our mental health is positive. This puts us in a good frame of mind and we able to achieve all that we want.
With this in mind, the Workplace Wellbeing Framework aims to build staff wellbeing so we all have more times feeling well and flourishing. However it is acknowledged that staff will have different health and wellbeing needs which are impacted by age, gender, ability, culture, family, work and illness. The University of Adelaide will provide staff access to information, training and assistance to build wellbeing and includes both mental and physical health.
The Workplace Wellbeing Framework is
- Respectful of staff needs and requirements
- Developed with integrity and collegiality to deliver a framework that meets individual staff needs
- Committed to deliver quality activities and information that will assist in the further development of staff wellbeing
- Consulted with staff to further explore approaches for future wellbeing learning activities
Note that not all activities and information may be suitable or needed by you at this time. However consider that these activities and information are part of your wellbeing pantry, you take out what you need for now. Try out different ideas. Let go of the ones that do not assist you and keep on with the ones that help. It is up to you what you try!
Wellbeing@Adelaide - May 2021
The most recent Wellbeing @ Adelaide newsletter features some exciting new initiatives and events to build your wellbeing.
Wellbeing at the University of Adelaide
BUPA corporate health plan
The University of Adelaide has worked together with BUPA to offer staff health cover with fantastic corporate benefits.
Get in touch
Our friendly Bupa consultants are conducting phone consultations soon to offer advice and find a healthcare plan to help suit your needs. Book now!
As a valued partner of BUPA, University of Adelaide employees can access the following options to talk to a BUPA consultant:
Bupa virtual consultation (Flyer)
Existing BUPA members
If you would like to discuss or review your existing BUPA cover please contact BUPA on 134 135 or email CoverReview@bupa.com.au and quote the new Group ID no: 2111529.
- 6 weeks free offer in addition to your Corporate discount, eligible for new customers only on selected products. Offer is valid till end of April 2021.
- If you need hospitalisation, the excess will be paid by Bupa to the hospital on your behalf on selected Hospital and packaged covers with $250 Excess.*
- Pay nothing for your kids on most dental, physio, chiro, podiatry consultations and selected optical packages at Members First providers (up to yearly limits).**
- If you’re aged 18-29, you are entitled to receive an age-based discount on your domestic hospital cover. The discount is calculated at 2% for each year you’re aged under 30, when you first purchase domestic hospital cover. More information.
- A 6% discount on your health cover +.
Not a member of the BUPA Corporate Health Plan?
All staff, including casual staff, are eligible to join the BUPA Corporate Health Plan. If you wish to consider the benefits of the plan you can contact BUPA:
Other BUPA information
Covid19 – Update from BUPA
In what is currently very unusual times we hope that you, your family and your teams are keeping safe and well.
- There is some information here to help guide them during these confusing times, and for those facing financial hardships.
- To deal with anxiety and mental health, we are also offering our members up to 100% back on a range of confidential, self-paced online therapy courses.
- Please check the attached pdf & link – This Way Up
Please be assured BUPA is still available to continue to support your health and wellbeing
University health and wellbeing activities
To see other ways the HSW team supports your health and wellbeing please visit the wellbeing activities page.
Disability - information for staff
A range of resources have been developed by the University of Adelaide to support staff with a disability.
- Disability Action Plan (2014 - 2019)
- Disability Action Plan Progress Report as at August 2018
- Disability FAQs
Further information for staff supporting students with a disability
Please refer to Student Life Disability Support webpage.
Mental health toolkit for supervisors
The mental health toolkit for supervisors can be found on the Supervisor Toolkit webpage.
The aim of this toolkit is to provide supervisors with some practical guidance on how to support a staff member who may need assistance with coping at work.
Quit smoking support
Support for staff
Flu Vaccination Program
The 2021 flu vaccination program for continuing, fixed-term and casual staff is now open.
For more information on booking appointments and seeking reimbursements for vaccinations or obtaining vaccination records, please visit the Flu Vaccination Program 2021 webpage.
This month's theme is all about reflecting on what gives our life meaning. Being a part of something bigger than ourselves and focusing on things that we value is key to our wellbeing. So let's take time to reflect on what we care about this month and keep these things at the front of our minds as our societies begin to open up again.Read more about Action calendar - meaninful May 2021
The 6 half-day SPIRIT Leadership Series provides learning for leaders to think in new ways, change behaviour and improve wellbeing, engagement, performance and productivity as human metrics in their teams and organisations.Read more about SPIRIT leadership workshop series
Keeping active is a great way to boost our mental wellbeing.Read more about Action calendar - active April 2021
25 Mar The University of Adelaide Flu Vaccination Program 2021 is available at no cost to continuing, fixed-term and casual staff. 22 Feb We are pleased to advise UniSuper have teamed up with SuperFriend to present a three part webcast series. 15 Feb Heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death, with 18,590 deaths attributed to heart disease in Australia in 2017. 01 Feb We need each other more than ever right now! 19 Jan Held each year in February to educate Australians on ovarian cancer, and raise awareness by sharing the stories of real women affected by the disease. 11 Jan How can we start this new year happier? 23 Oct Tips for handling conflict at work. 23 Oct A free webinar on managing fatigue 30 Sep Life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism. 25 Sep Building financial wellbeing assists us to control our finances, to feel secure now and to plan for the future.
The first session will be held on Wednesday March 10th at 12:00pm(AEDT).
The University of Adelaide Flu Vaccination Program 2021 is available at no cost to continuing, fixed-term and casual staff.
We are pleased to advise UniSuper have teamed up with SuperFriend to present a three part webcast series.
Heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death, with 18,590 deaths attributed to heart disease in Australia in 2017.
We need each other more than ever right now!
Held each year in February to educate Australians on ovarian cancer, and raise awareness by sharing the stories of real women affected by the disease.
How can we start this new year happier?
Tips for handling conflict at work.
A free webinar on managing fatigue
Life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism.
Building financial wellbeing assists us to control our finances, to feel secure now and to plan for the future.
Please contact the Central HSW Workplace Wellbeing Specialist