UQ Wellbeing - Health, Culture, Connections


About UQ Wellbeing

UQ Wellbeing is a Health Promotion Project for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. It 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. 

The project is guided by a student advisory group and has 4 focus areas:

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

Upcoming Events and Activities

UQ Wellbeing will be running a number of activities as part of UQ's Summer in Queensland program. Activities include:

'Who You Are' Art Workshop

This creative art workshop encourages participants to creatively paint an individual canvas, each with a half circle on it, in their own style that reflects their culture & personality as an individual. The participants design their own canvas which is their own interpretation about who they are, their personality, beliefs & culture. Each half circle is then joined to another canvas to form a complete circle in a beautiful group canvas which represents coming together as one.

Art for Wellbeing Workshops

Art for Wellbeing provides a safe space for students to visually explore and express their thoughts and experience through the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, colouring or sculpting.  Reflect on the year that has been, ground yourself in the moment, and move with compassion into the year that is to come. 

Cooking Demonstration with Multicultural Australia

These interactive cooking demonstrations will show students how to make some simple Australian brunches, Summer Classics and International favourites on a budget. Come along to learn how to make simple Australian brunches like smash avo and kangaroo burgers. 

Wellness Retreat (2 day)

After a very challenging year, reward yourself with a wellness retreat at our beautiful St Lucia campus. You are invited to rediscover nourishment, solace, and renewed inspiration through structured meditation practices, sound healing, and the mindful movements of gentle yoga.

To register for any of these activities, visit the Summer in Queensland website.

If you are interested in finding out more about the project or the student advisory group,  contact Pamela Doherty (Health Promotion Coordinator) at pamela.doherty@uq.edu.au

Find out more about UQ Health and Well-being events and programs below




*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 healthpromotioncald@uq.edu.au

Other Health & Wellbeing Initiatives

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Events and Programs

UQ Union Support


Pamela Doherty
Health Promotions Coordinator
Email: healthpromotioncald@uq.edu.au