Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

UQ Wellness Program
Based on the four pillars of wellness as evidenced throughout literature, the UQ Wellness Program focusses on Psychological Wellbeing, Physical Health, Lifestyle Factors and Organisational Engagement. This program is available to all academic and professional staff and HDR students and commenced in 2010. Link to program here:
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/personal/wellness
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/health-wellbeing

Anxiety
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/health-and-wellbeing/self-help-resources/anxiety
Self confidence
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/health-and-wellbeing/self-help-resources/self-esteem-and-self-confidence
Loneliness
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/health-and-wellbeing/self-help-resources/loneliness
Mental health
https://about.uq.edu.au/campaigns-and-initiatives/mental-health
https://about.uq.edu.au/campaigns-and-initiatives/mental-health/mental-health-champions-network
Counselling
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-emotional-support/counselling
Welfare check
https://studenthub.uq.edu.au/Form.aspx?id=2486321
Wellbeing workshops
https://my.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/student-support/workshops

Employee Assistance Program
Benestar is the Employee Assistance Provider for UQ. This service is available to all academic and professional staff and their immediate family members. The EAP service offers proactive health and wellbeing support, as well as counselling services. Link to EAP service here:
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/mental-health/eap

Workplace Psychologist
The workplace psychologist assists in the occupational management of staff impacted by a non-compensable mental health condition. This may include return to work programs, referral options (including to the EAP) and general workplace support.
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/mental-health/workplace-psychologist

Mental Health Strategy
The UQ Mental Health Strategy (2018-2020), sets out our university-wide approach to mental health. It ensures that mental health is included as a key priority in decision making at UQ.
The strategy was developed in consultation with UQ staff and students and draws upon international best-practice. It outlines a stepped-care model to change culture, build on the strengths of our community and tailor support to individual requirements. MHS here:
https://about.uq.edu.au/campaigns-and-initiatives/mental-health/mental-health-strategy
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/mental-health/support
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/mental-health/toolkit
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/mental-health/ru-ok-day

Other programs include:
Free flu vaccinations
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/personal/wellness/flu

Health clinics
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/personal/wellness/bupa

UQ Fitness passport
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/personal/wellness/fitness-passport

Wellness events & activities
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/health-safety-wellbeing/personal/wellness/events


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:
Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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