Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.36
Liaison Laura Minchella
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sydney
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Zoe Morrison
Strategy Advisor
Strategy Office
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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):

The University provides professional, confidential counselling, coaching and support to its employees and their families through our Benestar Employee Assistance Program (See attached document). The program provides services linked to mental and physical health, parenting, relationships, finance and grief assistance as well as a flu vaccination program every winter free to staff.
The University also provides a number of wellbeing programs (see attached document) that include advice and activities linked to better sleep, mindfulness and fitness and nutrition. The University WHS area is currently running a years long campaign to improve and support the psychological health, safety and wellbeing of its staff through a new framework, awareness raising and supportive activities (See attached document).


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?:
No

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

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