Wellbeing

A healthy lifestyle is important to your health and wellbeing. The College of Business and Economics recognises this importance, and supports the efforts of staff to make positive changes to their health and wellbeing, and to maintain these changes.

There are many aspects of health and wellbeing including physical, emotional, social, financial and mental health. The College is committed to promoting positive health for its staff.

In addition to the resources below, and the annual program of events, staff members and immediate families are encouraged to access the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) who offer a choice of counselling and advisory service providers who can help you work through a range personal and work-related issues.

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as 'a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Events

The CBE HR Team are excited to present the Staff Wellbeing Program for 2021. We have put together a list of important dates and events to help raise awareness and promote wellbeing within our workplace. Our program this year offers a range of new themed content that aligns with College Values and Behaviours Framework.

We suggest you select one or two each quarter and get creative with how you show your support for mental and physical health initiatives at work.

Watch this space for further details on the dates, times and registration process for each of our Wellbeing sessions.

Simple steps you can take to improve your wellbeing

Gail Frank, Adviser to staff at the ANU Counselling Centre, has released a short video on simple steps you can take to improve your wellbeing.

February

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Wear Red Week

Wear Red (part of Heart Research Month) 

During February (or REDFEB as we like to call it), we invite you to wear RED for someone close to your heart to help keep families together for longer. Whether it’s a family member, wife, husband, or that special friend who means the world to you, or in memory of someone you loved who sadly passed away due to heart disease.

For more details on RED FEB visit Heart Research Australia.


March

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (8 March) 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. The campaign theme for 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. Collectively we can all get involved by supporting the #ChooseToChallenge campaign to create an inclusive and more gender-equal world.      

For more information about this year’s campaign please visit IWD.

 

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It’s time to recalibrate

It’s Time to Recalibrate (10 March) 

The last 12 months have presented more than their fair share of challenges.

UniSuper are pleased to invite you to a series of three informative webcasts – UniSuper’s mental health partner.

Registrations for all three one-hour sessions are open now. The first event is at 12pm, on Wednesday 10 March, 2021.

The other sessions will be held on Tuesday 13 July, 2021 and Wednesday 15 September, 2021.

Presented by UniSuper and SuperFriend, this series will guide you through a variety of topics including:

  • ways to boost resilience
  • professional boundary setting
  • tips to avoid burnout
  • simple ways to improve concentration.

If you’re not able to make it to the live presentation, recordings of the sessions will be available.

Need help with your super?

UniSuper’s on-campus consultants are on hand to answer your questions across a range of topics including investment options, insurance and account management.

General advice is available in-person, online and over the phone, and appointments are included as part of your membership, so there’s never been a better time to book your appointment.

Professional help for your mental health

If you have concerns with your mental health we encourage you to seek professional support (at no cost) via the University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). ANU offers a number of resources and supports available to staff.

Resources:

·    ANU UniSuper membership

·    UniSuper website


COVID-19 has presented unique challenges regarding how we look after those important to us. CBE’s Ben Mitchell, a father of eight, has advice for fellow parents and carers.

In this series of videos, Ben discusses managing work and caring responsibilities during this time, supporting teenagers, maintaining harmony at home, and the unexpected benefits of COVID-19.

Supporting Your Teenagers

Maintaining Harmony at Home

Unexpected Benefits