We’re celebrating your health, safety and wellbeing this October

09 Oct 2023
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Enhance your work-life balance, nutrition, family support and more. 

UNSW is committed to supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. This month, UNSW Wellbeing and UNSW Health & Safety are hosting an exciting program of staff events

Hear from experts on managing psychosocial safety 

On Monday 30 October, we’ll host the webinar Managing Psychosocial Risks in the University Setting with UNSW experts, Associate Professor Carlo Caponecchia and Associate Professor Sharron O’Neill, and guest Peta Miller.  

Legislative changes in 2022 mean that employers have a duty to safeguard the psychosocial safety of their workers. Protect yourself and others by getting informed. Register to join us for this insightful panel discussion.   

Join webinars on family support, social and financial wellbeing 

Our Work-Family Support Program is presenting Self-regulation: Supporting children to develop this important life skill on Thursday 19 October at 1pm. Register here

UniSuper is hosting a financial wellbeing webinar on Managing your Financial Wellbeing covering spending, debt, investment basics on Tuesday 31 October. Benestar is presenting a webinar on work-life balance on Thursday 26 October. 

Connect with colleagues 

Join the Hazard Hunts and Walk ‘n’ Talk for Safety activities for a fun movement break on campus. Don’t miss the UNSW Amazing Race. Heats are being held on four dates in October, with the final to be held in early November.  

National Ride2Work Day is on Wednesday 18 October. Visit us at the Science Theatre Lawn from 8.30am–10.30am for free coffees and morning tea – just bring your bike or helmet! 

Health and safety in the workplace 

Providing a safe and healthy place to work, study and collaborate is central to all we do.  

We want you to feel comfortable raising health and safety issues that might affect your wellbeing at work, recognise positive safety behaviours, and work together to build a proactive culture of health, safety and wellbeing across our community. 

Earlier this year Salus went live, where you can make a safety report, log a hazard, enter a safety inspection, create a risk management form, or a safe work procedure online.  

We’ll continue to strengthen positive safety culture through the implementation of the Safety Recognition Toolkit and roll out of the Speak up for Safety cards which you can use to stop any unsafe activity.  

In our Safety Motto video, Think Safe, Be Safe, Home Safe, launched this month, the Vice-Chancellor Attila Brungs connected with the statement: safety is a shared responsibility. We encourage you to reflect on what this means for you and what it means for the University at large.  

Find out more about our wellbeing initiatives and events in October on the interactive calendar