Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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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):

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (https://www.utas.edu.au/safety-and-wellbeing/health-wellbeing/prevent-harm/employee-assistance-program). Staff counselling is a 24 hour, 7 day service available to all University employees and their immediate family free of charge under the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The aim of the service is to provide timely counselling and support to employees who have work or non-work related concerns or issues. Adjunct, clinical and associate title holders, visiting scholars, visiting fellows and honorary title holders are also eligible to access the service.The sessions are completely confidential and no personal or identifying information is forwarded on to the University. Those eligible are entitled to six standard (1 hour) sessions per calendar year. Employees who wish to receive more than three sessions should contact Work Health and Safety, People and Wellbeing.

Students - Personal Counselling (https://www.utas.edu.au/uni-life/support-and-wellbeing). UTAS counsellors offer confidential and professional counselling to students experiencing a range of academic, mental health and personal concerns including (but not limited to) anxiety, stress, depression, motivational problems and relationship difficulties. Counsellors are located in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Sydney and well as online. Counsellors can also assist with accessing specialist services in the wider community.


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:

https://www.utas.edu.au/safety-and-wellbeing/smoke-free

The University of Tasmania is a 'smoke free' campus with no designated smoking zones; this includes the use of e-cigarettes.
The University has been on a journey since 2014 working toward becoming a smoke-free campus. In 2018 it made a first step towards achieving this by creating designated smoking bays, the final step in this plan, to become fully smoke free, was to be implemented in 2020 but had to be paused due to COVID. in July 2021 the University finally transitioned to being a fully smoke-free university.
The University recognises that enforcement is inappropriate terminology for attitudinal and behavioural change. Security staff undertake regular patrols of each campus. Where an individual is found to be smoking in an area where smoking is prohibited they will be asked to cease smoking and move off campus. Failure to comply with this standard may result in additional action in accordance with our behaviour policy. Additionally, non-compliance can be reported by anyone and addressed by logging a Work Request providing details of the breach.


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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