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

Semester 2, 2022 Events and Activities

Event/ActivityDate/timeDetails
Winter in Queensland - Brisbane MarketPlace Trip2 July, 8AM-12PMLearn all about how to buy the best ingredients for your kitchen at the Brisbane MarketPlace in Rocklea. Register here
Winter in Queensland - Sunnybank Shopping and Hotpot Experience13 July, 10AM-2PMJoin the Winter Crew for a group shopping expedition followed by a warming and delicious hotpot experience in charming Sunnybank. Register here
International Student Welcome Breakfast18 July, 8-10AMAll 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. Register here
Orientation Health and Wellbeing stall

Daily during O-Week: 18 – 22 July, 11AM-1PM

Drop by Campbell Place to learn about the support services available on campus to help you to be happy, healthy and safe while you study at UQ. Lots of information in various languages and freebies for you to take away!
JALI by Oliver Twist – A comedic performer sharing his refugee story (QPAC)20 July, 7-8:30PM at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)Join the UQ Wellbeing team in a mid-week show at QPAC! In this one-person performance, Oliver uses his exceptional storytelling abilities to reflect on his time as a refugee and unpack what life looks like now. Limited tickets available! Register here
There’s more to life than 2-minute noodles21 July, 10-11AMLearn more about nutritious, cheap and simple meals on a student-friendly budget and busy schedule! Registration coming soon.
Health and wellbeing stall at Welcome BBQ26 July, 11AM-1PMDrop by the Welcome Hub in the Great Court to learn about the support services available on campus to help you to be happy, healthy and safe while you study at UQ. Lots of information in various languages and freebies for you to take away!
There’s more to life than 2-minute noodles4 August, 11AM-12PMLearn more about nutritious, cheap and simple meals on a student-friendly budget and busy schedule! Register here
Wellbeing Clinic9 August, 11AM-1:30PMTheme for this Wellbeing Clinic is culture shock and homesickness.
Supermarket tour - Indooroopilly16 August, 11:30AM-1:30PMJoin our International Student Ambassadors to learn some tips on navigating your local supermarkets! Receive a goodie bag filled with healthy snacks, price catalogues and practical guide for shopping on a budget. Register here
Supermarket tour - Garden City Mt Gravatt18 August, 4-6PMJoin our International Student Ambassadors to learn some tips on navigating your local supermarkets! Receive a goodie bag filled with healthy snacks, price catalogues and practical guide for shopping on a budget. Register here
Wellbeing Clinic1 September, 11AM-1:30PMLiptember! This September, buying and flaunting a fun lipstick colour isn’t just a fashion choice. It’s a fashion choice that makes a positive impact raising awareness about women’s mental health.
Women's Health Week5-9 SeptemberDetails to come.
R U OK Day8 SeptemberDetails to come.
Sexual Violence Awareness MonthOctoberDetails to come.
Wellbeing Clinic4 October, 11AM-1:30PMDetails to come.
Mental Health Week10-14 OctoberDetails to come.
Diwali Celebration24 OctoberDetails to come.
Wellbeing Clinic1 November, 11AM-1:30PMDetails to come.

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, Jackie Fuller, Health Promotion Coordinator at healthpromotioncald@uq.edu.au


Getting your Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI)

An Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) is a unique number used to identify an individual for health care purposes. The IHI is important as it helps ensure health professionals that the right information is associated with the right person! You can also link your overseas vaccinations to your myGov account and get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations. If you are an international student or don’t have a Medicare card, you can follow these four simple steps.


Student Representatives

The project has a student representative group, who lead and shape the project. Representative group members provide their opinions and feedback and collect those of their peers. 

See the 2022 Student Representatives 

Contact

Jackie Fuller
Health Promotions Coordinator
Email: healthpromotioncald@uq.edu.au