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 Orientation Week 2021.

Activities include,

International Welcome Breakfast

All commencing international students are invited to the international welcome breakfast on the first Monday of O-Week. Come along for a free breakfast, meet other international students and find out how to get the most out of your O-week. The breakfast will provide you with an opportunity to learn about O-Week events, compulsory sessions, student supports and ask questions to help you settle into your new UQLife.

Event Details

Date 15 February 2021 

Time: 8am-10am

Venue: Alumni Court, St Lucia Campus

This is a registered event: Register here.

Health and Wellbeing Walks

Our Health and Wellbeing Walks provide students with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful UQ campuses while learning about our student health and well-being services.  The walk is also a great way to meet other students and get your steps up.

The walk will incorporate mindfulness while bringing you to key support services on campus and providing information on accessing services.

The tour will take approximately 60 minutes and ends with a shared morning or afternoon tea.

What to bring: Wear comfortable foot wear, sun screen and bring a water bottle.

Numbers are limited, register at the link below

St Lucia: Tuesday February 16 2021: 3-4:30pm: Register here

Gatton: Wednesday February 24 2021: 10-11am Register here

UQ Wellbeing Stall

You can find the UQ Wellbeing stall daily in O-Week (excluding Wednesday) and our Welcome BBQs at St. Lucia and Gatton. Come along to meet the team and find out what wellbeing supports are available, how to access services and discover resources. The team will be handing out freebies as well as providing students the opportunity to engage in different activities.

Who We Are Art Showcase

Come to the International Arrival Lounge to enjoy paintings by UQ students as part of the Summer in Queensland Program 2020. Each canvas reflects a student’s own interpretation about who they are, their personality, beliefs & culture.  Each half circle was joined to another canvas to form a complete circle to represents the diverse UQ student community coming together as one.

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 Care 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

Student Support

Events and Programs

UQ Union Support


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