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 calendar of activities (coming soon)

Human Resources have a number of resources and events available free to all fixed term, casual and continuing staff.

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COVID-19 Information

Visit the COVID-19 information page for information on current requirements.

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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

  • 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

    Influenza vaccinations 2022

    SA Health have announced that all South Australians aged 5 and over will be able to obtain a free influenza vaccination through community pharmacies and GP's from Sunday 29th May  and running until
    Tuesday 30 June 2022. This will be funded by SA Health. Further details can be found here

    The University’s Pharmacy Guild Corporate Program also remains available to University staff and higher degree students.

    In-pharmacy option – select a date and time that suits you

    Book into one of the Pharmacy Guild’s network of over 240 participating local pharmacies, enabling you book at a time, date and location that suits you. Pharmacy bookings and locations 

    NOTE:  If you are due for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster you can speak to the pharmacist on the day as they can administer both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines.  Alternatively, you can book a COVID-19 vaccination

    On-site clinics

    Book into Pharmacy Guild’s on-site clinics

    On-site clinics have been scheduled as below:






    Thursday 19th May

    9.30 am - 5.00 pm

    Woolhouse Library, Study room 1 (2.21)  


    Friday 20th May

    9.00 am – 1.00 pm

    College Hall, G3 School Council Room

    North Terrace

    Thursday 26 May

    9.00 am – 5.00 pm

    Union House, Level 4, WP Rogers Room

    AMHS building

    Thursday 2 June

    1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

    4 North Tce, Level 4 , Interview  Room

    North Terrace Wednesday 15 June from 9.00am Union House, Level 4, WP Rogers Room

    Further information

    For information on the Pharmacy Guild vaccination program 

    For information on the influenza vaccine 

    Contact HSW Team for further enquiries.

  • BUPA corporate health plan

    Free Webinar

     “Private health insurance and its importance during tax-time .

    We welcome you to join presenters - Elaine & Janick (Bupa’s Corporate Partnership Managers), and encourage you to ask the questions you would like answered.  Please provide us with your questions when you are booking in and we will aim to cover off as many as possible, during our 30 minute session.

    Please review the session times and BOOK HERE. We will also have 2 “virtual door” prizes to give away, at the end of each session.

    • Wednesday 15th June at 10:30am (AEST)
    • Thursday 16th June at 12:30pm (AEST)
    • Tuesday 21st June at 7:00pm (AEST)

    The University of Adelaide has worked together with Bupa to offer staff health cover with fantastic corporate benefits.

    New member offer

    8 weeks free* campaign, here are some of the ways you can benefit by joining Bupa corporate health insurance between May 19th – June 30th2022.

    • Get up to 8 weeks free* on eligible combined Hospital and Extras products when you join between 19 May 2022 and 30 June 2022.
    • We’ll waive your 2 and 6 months waiting periods for Extras cover**.
    • You’ll get ongoing monthly corporate discounts.

    To provide support, we will be conducting 1:1 phone consultations during May and June. Simply contact us or book in for phone consults, and we will take care of the rest.

    Existing BUPA members

    If you would like to discuss or review your existing BUPA cover, contact BUPA on 134 135 or email CoverReview@bupa.com.au and quote the new Group ID no: 2111529.

    Corporate benefits

    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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 

    University health and wellbeing activities

    To see other ways the HSW team supports your health and wellbeing please visit the wellbeing activities page.

Wellbeing news



Go Dry this July

Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.



International Men's Health Week

Building Health Environments for Men and Boys 13-19 June



2022 Mother’s Day Classic

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Classic


Further information

Please contact the Central HSW Workplace Wellbeing Specialist