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!

COVID-19 Resources and Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all eligible people.

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Flu vaccination program 2021

The 2021 flu vaccination program for continuing, fixed-term and casual staff is now open.

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July newsletter

Wellbeing@Adelaide - July 2021

The most recent Wellbeing @ Adelaide newsletter features some exciting new initiatives and events to build your wellbeing.

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Health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Our COVID-19 website provides you with a toolkit of tips, activities and opportunities relating to healthy minds, healthy bodies, healthy families and healthy finances.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The University of Adelaide support staff and their families by providing access to two Employee Assistance Program (EAP) service providers, offering you a choice of providers and locations across Adelaide. 

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 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:

       call me back service

       Live messaging service

      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.

      Corporate benefits

      • 6 weeks free offer in addition to your Corporate discount, eligible for  new customers only on selected products. Offer is valid till end of 30 July 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 +.

      Find out why choosing your Bupa corporate health plan really is a simple choice.

      Non members

      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:

      Sue Denby
      e: susan.denby@bupa.com.au
      m: 0403 352 847
      p: 134 135
      and quote ID 2111529
      or you can use the call me back service.

      Other BUPA information

      Bupa Corporate site for Uni Adelaide

      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.

      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

      The University has developed a support program for staff through our Employee Assistance Provider.

      If you are interested in taking up this option, please contact CHG directly on 8352 9898, who will refer you to a qualified member of their team to discuss your requirements.

      The CHG program will include a variety of support options including subsidised Nicotine Replacement Therapy and specialist health coaching where applicable.

      Support for students

      Students who wish to quit smoking are encouraged to contact either the Counselling Service on 8313 5663 or to visit the University Medical Practice  (8313 5050) on the North Terrace campus.

    • 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.

    Wellbeing news

    Mental health awareness

    A new Mental Health Awareness online program has been launched to support staff to more effectively manage mental health and wellbeing at work.

    Read more about Mental health awareness

    Aboriginal cultural workshops

    Two Aboriginal cultural workshops will be held in July.

    Read more about Aboriginal cultural workshops



    Mood and weight - is there a link?

    A lunchtime seminar with Dr Mike Musker



    Self care at work seminar

    Join us in a lunch time seminar to learn strategies to ensure that you more than just survive at work but you thrive at work.



    COVID-19 Vaccinations

    The University Health practice is an approved COVID-19 vaccination provider and is now delivering the vaccine to all eligible patients.



    Action calendar - meaningful May 2021

    This month's theme is all about reflecting on what gives our life meaning.



    SPIRIT leadership workshop series

    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.



    Action calendar - active April 2021

    Keeping active is a great way to boost our mental wellbeing.


    Further information

    Please contact the Central HSW Workplace Wellbeing Specialist