Achieving Financial Wellbeing Seminar

Financial wellbeing (often referred to as financial wellness) is now understood to be as important as physical and mental wellness. It’s about more than having money in the bank. Financial wellbeing means feeling in control of your finances, being able to handle a financial setback, and being on track to achieve your financial and life goals.

With this in mind and the current rise of the cost of living and interest rates in Australia, the WHS Unit has arranged a virtual Achieving Financial Wellbeing seminar with a Financial Coach from LifeWorks.

This seminar explores the five pillars of financial health, to improve your understanding, explore practical skills, and increase your confidence in managing your finances:

  1. Know your purpose
  2. Know your numbers
  3. Set stable money systems
  4. Plan your financial future
  5. Understand your money values


Please see further details below:

Participant Seminar Handout: Financial Wellbeing Essentials - 5 Pillars of Financial Health 

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022

Time: 11:15am – 12pm

Zoom Link:
Please note the meeting cannot be recorded.

Meeting ID: 863 0084 7266

Passcode: 034499

SMAH Dietary Consultations for Staff

During November, SMAH Nutrition & Dietetics students (as a component of their practical placement learning) will be offering UOW staff a free dietary consultation.
This will provide staff with an opportunity to have your diet assessed against the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and receive some dietary advice on how to make your current diet more nutritious.
You will receive an evaluation of what you are currently eating with practical strategies on how to improve the quality of your diet. All students will be under the guidance of an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Please note that these consults are for general health and not for medical conditions requiring dietary advice.

We are happy to offer dietary consults as a face to face appointment on campus or via Zoom.
There are limited bookings available. Dietary consults will take approximately 45 minutes and be available on Wollongong Campus or via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 2 November, 2022
  • Thursday, 3 November, 2022
  • Tuesday, 22 November, 2022
  • Wednesday, 23 November, 2022
  • Thursday, 24 November, 2022

Scheduled appointment times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm. (Please note appointments for the 2nd of November has an 11am time slot remaining only).

Please RSVP to with your preferred date, time and whether you would like to attend face to face or via Zoom.
Please call WHS on 4221 5907 for further questions in relation to bookings.

Mental health training courses

UOW is continuing the roll out of two face to face Mental Health training courses:

  1. Mental Health Awareness and Intervention
  2. Mental Health Leadership Program

Feedback has been very positive, with staff stating:

  • ‘Great course - Very practical and useful’
  • ‘Created a safe space to discuss and ask questions’

There are also online mental health training programs that can be completed by staff at any time:

  1. Mental Health Awareness - Employees
  2. Mental Health Awareness - Leaders

These training courses align with the UOW workplace mental health strategy, which can be found on the Well@Work Healthy Mind page.

For more information on the above courses and how to enrol, please visit the PODS Staff Development Calendar (Intranet).