Flinders University Health and wellbeing Calendar

Health and wellbeing are important parts of Occupational Health and Safety. Keeping your mind and body healthy reduces the likelihood of stress related injury and illness.

  • Ergonomics and physical comfort - Making sure your workstation is set up correctly reduces your risk of workplace injury 

  • Managing your time - Learning to manage your time effectivly can reduce stress and reduces risk of stress related injury and illness.

  • Career development - Having career goals as well as making sure you have interesting and challenging work to do in your current role can help improve mental health.

Physical fitness is also important not only in the workplace but in general life too.

Fitness isn't just about weight - it is also a measure of flexiblity, balance, strength, agility and stamina too. If you don't like running or walking, activities like Tai Chi and Yoga help build strength and improve flexibility and are great for raising your overall level of fitness.

Aim to do at least 30 mins of physical activity 3 to 5 times a week. If you don't normally exercise gradually build up you exercise over time.

There are many ways to keep active on campus:

  • Join the on-campus Sport & Fitness centre

  • Ride to work

  • Go for a regular walk - the campus has extensive walking tracks and wonderful views, flora and fauna to enjoy while you are walking. Why not walk around the lake at lunchtime, or through the pine forest? Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen, and take some water, in warm weather. See the campus map for walking tracks

  • Take the stairs instead of the lift.

Links  to external organisations

Health links

Diabetes Australia

Health Insite

Heart Foundation

Asthma Foundation Australia

Nutrition Australia

Problem Gambling (South Australia)

Problem Gambling (Victoria)

Mental health

BeyondBlue

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)

Headspace (Mental Health for Young People)

Teen Health (Top End Association for Mental Health)  
 

Men's health

Men's Health Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Australian Prostate Cancer Website

Women's health

The Royal Women's Hospital, Victoria

Women's Health Statewide (South Australia)

Breast Cancer Institute of Australia

Women's and Children's Hospital (South Australia)

Victorian Government Health Information - Women's Health

Breast Screen NT

Breast Screen SA

Breast Screen VIC