Supporting your wellbeing

A message from Chief People Officer Anna Phillips:

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone is our most important priority. Providing a safe environment for our university community is important for the vibrant campus experience we value.

As we anticipate face-to-face classes commencing again and welcoming staff back to campus, taking care of both our physical and mental health has never been more important.

Some examples that you might find helpful include:

  • taking a break – from all screens and switching off for some downtime
  • keeping up healthy habits – good eating and exercise habits are just the start
  • stimulating your mind – give your brain a challenge
  • keeping the connection – stay connected with your families, friends and loved ones, either virtually or in-person.
Wellbeing matters

Wellbeing matters is a newly created online hub where you’ll find information, tools and resources to support you in taking care of your wellbeing.

You can find it via the staff intranet page under ‘Human Resources’, or simply search for ‘Wellbeing matters’ using the search function on the staff home page.

The wellbeing of our university community is also supported by our WHS action plan.

Supervisors supporting their teams

Supervisors play an important role in supporting their staff and helping them to connect to the support they need.

Here are some ideas for supervisors:

  • Check in with each of your direct reports – have a conversation to see how they are and listen to what they need right now. Is there any support that might help and reduce their stress?
  • Foster self-care – continue to prioritise activities that keep you centred and happy, whether through exercise, eating well, meditation or simply connecting with loved ones. Tap into our wellbeing resources.
  • Practise empathy and respect others’ personal circumstances – it’s a tough and uncertain time for many and we’re all experiencing some level of challenge or disruption.
  • Consult with your team, as much as possible, to strengthen their engagement.
  • Manager support is available through our Employee Assistance Program. Our EAP is a free, confidential service providing support for both work and personal issues through either face-to-face, phone, or online consultations.
More information

For the latest information on returning to campus, see COVID FAQs for staff and ACU COVID-safe campuses for up-to-date campus traffic light alerts and status information on keeping safe and well.

If you, a colleague or family member need support, reach out to the Employee Assistance Program for free confidential counselling.

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