UoN Healthy University Strategy

The health and wellbeing of students and staff in their study, work environment and beyond, is a priority for the University of Newcastle.

Healthy UoN aims to enhance the physical, social and psychological health and wellbeing of the University community by promoting healthy learning, working and living environments.

Healthy UoN creates a platform to co-ordinate and to consolidate our health, safety and well-being initiatives and helps identify areas where we can improve.

Healthy UoN initiatives are guided by a steering group chaired by the Deputy Academic Registrar for Health and Wellbeing, Dr Stephanie Brookman, which brings together key stakeholders including student, professional and academic staff representatives.

Healthy UoN is informed by the World Health Organisation Healthy Universities Framework. For more information go to this link.

Working parties have been established to focus on the priority areas of :

  • Organisational Health
  • Psychological health
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Health Promotion
  • Research and Evaluation.

Further Information on Healthy Universities can be found at The English National Health Universities Network.

We welcome your suggestions for our Healthy UoN in the suggestion box.

USEFUL LINKS

Cancer
Cancer Council Australia

Depression / Mental Health Issues
Beyond Blue
Black Dog Institute
Mend-A-Friend

Diabetes
Diabetes Australia

Drug / Alcohol Issues
Alcoholics Anonymous
Live Life Well - Alcohol
National Drugs Campaign

Heart Wellness & Blood Pressure
Heart Foundation

Mental Health
Mental Health Association NSW

Sexual Health
Health Insite – Sexual Health

Smoking
Quitline
Live Life Well – Quit smoking

Stress
Live Life Well – Stress

Weight & Wellness
Swap it; Don’t Stop it
Live Life Well – Health Weight
Life Life Well – Health Eating
Weight Watchers