R U OK? Day Webinar - Thursday 8th September

This year for R U OK? Day on Thursday 8th September, the WHS Unit is excited to announce that we have LifeWorks presenting a R U OK? Virtual Seminar.

The theme this year is:
‘A New Normal: Are People Okay?’
The past 2.5 years have severely impacted daily life with financial, political, and global crises.The goal of this workshop is to validate and normalise emotions in the current environment. In line with R U OK? Messaging, we will explore how to support others who may be experiencing frustration and provide meaningful strategies for self-management.’
Key Information:
DATE: Thursday 8th September 2022
TIME: 10:30am – 11:30am
BOOKING DETAILS: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 885 8864 6366
Passcode: 898367

2022 flu vaccination scheme

Annual influenza vaccine should occur anytime from April onwards to be protected for the peak flu season, which is generally June to September. The highest level of protection occurs in the first 3 to 4 months following vaccination.

If you have a receipt and require reimbursmenet, please email


Mental health training courses

In 2021, UOW will be 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 two 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).