Health and wellbeing

UQ supports students with a variety of health and wellbeing activities on and around campus including group sessions in mindfulness meditation, UniWellbeing, freedom from your cage, art therapy, canine co-counselling and healthy relationships. All programs are free and can be booked via StudentHub. 

Help lead the UQ Health Promotion Project

UQ Wellbeing is a Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. It aims to increase the overall health and wellbeing of students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds by working in partnership with students. We are currently seeking two new student representatives to join the advisory group. Find out more information about our initiatives and how to apply by visiting our website below.

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Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Sessions

Self-Compassion Chats

30 September 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Join a free, live zoom session to discuss key topics and themes we are all affected by during difficult times
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Qld Police Service – Mobile Police Beat

5 October 2022 9:30am2:00pm
A Mobile Police Beat will be present on campus at St Lucia staffed by a diverse range of officers during Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
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Connecting with Community Supports

5 October 2022 10:00am2:00pm
This event brings together a diverse range of sexual assault support and response services to hold information stalls and conduct short workshops. Students and staff will have the opportunity to connect with both internal and external services and learn more about the support options and pathways.
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eSafety Commission Workshop

5 October 2022 10:30am11:00am
Learn about online trends and strategies to support safe online experiences.
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Reporting Sexual Violence – Qld Police Service

5 October 2022 11:00am11:30am
Hear from Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Kate Maxwell on the QPS reporting options and what the reporting process looks like for survivors.
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Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre Workshop

5 October 2022 11:30am12:00pm
Learn more about the services that BRISSC provides to women survivors of sexual violence.
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Open Doors Youth Service Workshop

5 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
This is specialised training for LGBTIQAP+ young people on the issue of sexual misconduct.
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R4Respect Workshop

5 October 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Join us for a 1 hour interactive workshop by R4Respect - lead by young people for young people.

Self-Compassion Chats

7 October 2022 3:00pm4:00pm
Join a free, live zoom session to discuss key topics and themes we are all affected by during difficult times
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Qld Police Service – Mobile Police Beat

11 October 2022 10:00am2:00pm
A Mobile Police Beat will be present on campus at St Lucia staffed by a diverse range of officers during Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

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Student Services Workshops

Student Services offers a variety of counselling and diversity, disability and inclusion (DDI) workshops and programs to aid student health and wellbeing each week. All workshops and programs are run by our friendly counselling and DDI teams and can be booked for free via StudentHub.

Improve your coping skills and well-being through the use of art. Register for a Zoom Art for Wellbeing workshop run by the Student Services Counselling team. Every Tuesday (1-2pm) and Friday (11am-12pm).
Do you find it hard to switch off a restless mind? Are you easily distracted and find it difficult to concentrate on one thing? Learn how mindfulness practice can help. Register for a Zoom Mindfulness workshop run by the Student Services Counselling team. Every Wednesday (2-2.45pm).
Learn tools and strategies that can better assist you in overriding your brain’s irrational tendencies to overreact and get caught up in fear and panic during times of uncertainty. Register for a session run by the Student Services Counselling team. Every Tuesday (10-11am).
Gain a deeper understanding into the experiences, ideas, values, beliefs and behaviours that influence the quality of relationships you have in a 4-week program run by two of our Student Services counsellors. Register for a session through Student Hub. Every Monday (1.30-3.30pm).
Receive mentoring and support from our DDI team and from other students with lived experiences of physical, mental health conditions or learning disabilities. Every Thursday (12-12.45pm).
Connection on the Spectrum is a 'circle/group' within the UQ Life Virtual Village for students diagnosed with Autism (ASD). The aim of the group is to create a relaxed and safe online space where you can share your experiences and learn from others. Every Thursday 10-10.30am.

Online programs

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We understand that the COVID-19 outbreak may impact the health and wellbeing of the University community, so we have gathered some helpful information and guidance.
UQ offers a number of mentoring programs that provide valuable leadership and guidance through all stages of your time at UQ and beyond.
UQLife is currently rolling out a series of online live classes and videos with our partners across our social media channels to help you keep healthy and active during this period. New videos will be uploaded here as they are made available.