Wellbeing is the ability to feel good and function effectively in all aspects of our lives.

  • Wellbeing at the University of Adelaide

    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.

  • Wellbeing framework

    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

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

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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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Wellbeing newsletter

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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

  • Flu vaccination program

    Influenza vaccinations 2022

    On-site vaccination clinics for 2022 have now concluded.

    On-site clinics were held on the dates 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
  • BUPA corporate health plan

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

    New Members Offer

    Get 12% monthly corporate discount and 6 weeks free!

    From 5/10/22 to 19/12/22 (Promotional Period), we will be offering any new employee join on eligible corporate voluntary combined hospital and extras health plans, an increase in their corporate discount to 12% every month, as well as 6 weeks free1. We’ll also waive the 2 & 6 month waiting periods on Extras such as general dental, optical and physio, so your people can start claiming on these Extras straight away1

    Phone Consultations


    Refer a Colleague

    To say thanks to our current corporate members, we’re giving them the opportunity to get a $100 e-gift card when they refer a colleague to your Bupa health cover plan2, which will provide some relief in time for the holidays.  

    Existing BUPA members

    During November to learn about new offers we are offering on campus 1-on-1 consultations to discuss and review your health insurance plan.

    Book your appointment at either North Terrace, Roseworthy or Waite today!


    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. You may also be eligible to take advantage of the new corporate insurance offer.

    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. 
    • 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 (see details below) or;

    During November book a face to face 1-on-1 consultation on campus to discuss what health insurance plan options may be available to you.

    Book your appointment at either North Terrace, Roseworthy or Waite today!

    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.

COVID-19 Information

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

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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