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

The Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities is a new project that aims to increase the overall health and wellbeing of students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds by working in partnership with students. Applications are now open for a Health Promotion Student Advisory Group. Help lead and shape the delivery of this new project to develop a better and more inclusive UQ. 

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Mindful May

Join thousands of others in this year's Push-Up Challenge to raise awareness for Mental Health. Over the course of 21-days you'll be challenged to complete 3,046 push-ups in total, representing the number of lives lost in Australia to suicide in 2018. The Challenge kicks off this Monday 11 May, Get involved! #pushforbetter
Check out the mental health literacy project developed by Headspace, which includes 6 short videos about depression, anxiety, stress, support seeking, bullying / cyber-bullying and how to help a friend.
Download a printable Mindful Mandala Colouring page.
The Student Services Counselling team have put together some helpful workshops to help you look after your health and wellbeing. Head to the link below to access 6 different workshop recordings.
Maintaining and enhancing our health and wellbeing should be a priority for all of us. The UQ Wellness team have developed a heap of 'Wellness' challenges aimed at helping us all 'keep well together'.
Access Mindful meditation and yoga sessions with Yasuyo.

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 Therapy 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).
Chat about issues and topics that affect us all and learn different strategies to help overcome these challenges in a weekly session run by two of our Student Services counsellors. Register for a session through Student Hub. Every Friday (2-2.45pm).
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 (1-1.30pm).
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.

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.