Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

About the Health Promotion Project

The Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities is a new initiative that stems from the goals of UQ's Student life Plan 2018 - 2021. The project aims to increase the overall health and wellbeing of students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds by working in partnership with students. 

What is health promotion?
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. It’s about looking after important aspects of overall wellbeing, including healthy eating, mental health and physical health. 

Project focus areas:
The project commenced in March 2020 and is currently in phase one. The project will be funded for two years and has four focus areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Relationships and Reproductive Health
  • Nutrition and Physical Health
  • Community and Cultural Connections

Phase one 

  1. Connect with stakeholders to map out the current supports available to the targeted student cohorts
  2. Establish a Health Promotion Student Advisory Group through Student Staff Partnerships to help lead and shape the delivery of the project. Applications to join the advisory group have now closed.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Event Name Date Time Online On-campus

Liptember - St lucia campus

Drop by Wednesday's on the Knoll on 2 September at St Lucia campus and pick up your free lipstick for Liptember. Liptember is a campaign dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women's mental health, harnessing the true potential of the collective, encouraging and inspiring people to listen, share, and learn.

Help start the conversation off, by popping a little colour on and talking to our Health Promotion Coordinator who can provide support, resources and information on women's mental health and where to get support.

2 September 10am-2pm No

UQ St Lucia

Drop in at Campbell Place

*UQ acknowledges and thanks Allianz Global Assistance for supporting this project

Get Involved

If you are interested in finding out more about the project or the student advisory group, please contact, Pamela Doherty, Health Promotion Coordinator at

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Pamela Doherty
Health Promotions Coordinator