The University aims to provide a wellbeing framework which:

  • identifies the areas of our work environment where there are opportunities to promote healthy choices;
  • encourages and enables active participation;
  • supports and educates our staff; and
  • includes a range of programs which will benefit our health, wellbeing and the quality of our working life.

Australasian University Health Challenge 2020

A health focused initiative for staff and students across Australia and New Zealand. It’s free to enter from 17th of August.

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A conversation can change a life. R U OK Day - 10th September 2020

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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.

    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.

    Please be assured BUPA is still available to continue to support your health and wellbeing


    • There is some information here to help guide them during these confusing times, and for those facing financial hardships.
    • Bupa has also delayed the annual premium increase by another six months to provide further relief. You can stay up to date on the actions we are taking via Bupa’s newsroom.
    • 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

    Get in touch

    Our call centre is currently experiencing higher than normal call volumes and wait times with regards to members current policies or requesting information around their product coverage.  As a valued partner of BUPA, University of Adelaide employees can access the following options to talk to a BUPA consultant.

     1:1 personal phone/Skype consults

     call me back service

     Live messaging service

    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

    • $100 Visa credit when you refer a colleague to Bupa.
    • 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, and staff of controlled entities 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

    Website: Bupa Corporate Health Plan
    Username: UniofAdelaidebupa
    Password: healthplan

    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.

Wellbeing news



Australasian University Health Challenge 2020

The Australasian University Health Challenge is a health focused initiative for staff and students across Australia and New Zealand.



Resilence calendar - Jump back July 2020

We can't control what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond.



Going back to work

A new Wellbeing webpage has been created to help us in going back to the workplace.



Health and wellbeing during COVID-19

A new health and wellbeing during COVID-19 webpage has been published by the HSW team.


Further information

Please contact your local HSW Team.