Wellbeing Day and Recharge Week for UNSW staff in October

Wellbeing Day and Recharge Week for UNSW staff in October

The third Recharge Week for 2022 will be held from Tuesday 18 October to Friday 21 October, with Monday 17 October designated a Wellbeing Day for all staff.

Wellbeing Day is an additional day of leave where we encourage as many staff as possible to take the day off work and prioritise the time for personal health. Staff who cannot take 17 October as a day off due to existing commitments should take another day of their choosing before the end of the year. 

In addition to Wellbeing Day, Recharge Week will take place from 18 – 21 October. Recharge Week is about creating headspace for you and your colleagues, and aims to further promote and prioritise the wellbeing of staff. 

During this week we encourage staff to reduce meetings and emails, as much as is practicable, as a way of freeing up time to focus, plan and catch up on work. Recharge Week is still a working week, however with reduced email traffic and meetings. We also encourage staff to consider taking some annual leave during this week.

We recognise that for some teams and individuals these dates may not be a suitable time to reduce meetings and email traffic. Teams are encouraged to work together to determine a better time to take their Recharge Week before the end of the year.   

You can find more information on wellbeing here. We’d also like to remind you that UNSW staff and their families have access to Benestar, our Employee Assistance Program – a free confidential counselling, coaching and wellbeing service to help you manage work and life experiences, issues or concerns.

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