The Connect Stage is central part of UQ's inaugural Wellbeing Festival, bringing together internal talents and speakers to spotlight the importance of connection, belonging and culture, and to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing services and supports around UQ.

Kickstarting the day will be a Yoga session with UQ Sport from 8:30am, followed by a drop-in Tai Chi session. We will then head into a presentation by Batyr who will be raising awareness of their programs and opportunities supporting youth mental health- driven by young people, for young people.

For the entertainment portion of the Connect Stage we have invited staff and students to showcase their many talents and passions, including staff acts ranging from dance to music acts, and performances from UQ Taiko, UQISA, and more!

What's on?

9.30amTai Chi
10amAcknowledgement of Country & Official Welcome
10.30amStudent Services presentation
10.45amBatyr - Mental health presentation
11amUQ Indonesian Students Association performance
11.30amUQ Taiko drumming performance
12pmUQ Street Groove dance performance
12.15pmStaff Showcase: Get Up and Dance class
1pmStaff Showcase: Acoustic duo performance
1.15pmStaff Showcase: Ukulele solo performance
1.30pmStaff Showcase: Latin dance performance
2pmInRhythm drumming workshop 1
2.20pmInRhythm drumming workshop 2
2.40pmInRhythm drumming workshop 3

This event was made possible with the generous support of the Queensland Mental Health Week Community events Grant Program, funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

About UQ's Wellbeing Festival 2022

Bringing together staff, students, and community- UQ’s Wellbeing Festival is the largest mental health and wellbeing focussed event at UQ in 2022.

UQ’s first Wellbeing Festival reflects and expands on the important factors that help people maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. Inspired by the Wheel of Wellbeing, UQ’s Wellbeing Festival repositions wellbeing in the context of the many facets of our lives, including our physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and financial wellbeing.

The Wellbeing Festival is coming to a campus near you, with a variety of wellbeing-focussed activities, performances, stalls, and freebies to encourage reflection, connection and highlight the importance of taking a break.

All activities, performances, workshops, and stalls are free to all staff, students, and community. Find out what’s happening on your campus and when the Wellbeing Festival is coming to you below. You can drop-in anytime and for as long as you like, even if it's just for a few minutes! We encourage you to come with your classmates, colleagues, and friends, and to connect with others while enjoying UQ’s first Wellbeing Festival.

Find out more


St Lucia campus
The Great Court