Work Health and Safety


You can't be a safe worker if you're not a healthy worker.

Professor Dame Carol Black
UK National Director for Health and Work.

family photoThe overall objective of MyHEALTH is to enable healthy and happy staff and promote a positive balance between work and rest of life.

MyHEALTH promotes broad ranging action towards healthy and happy staff which flows onto student interaction and the rest of live.

The University is committed to providing a workplace that addresses the health of staff and students by:

  • Promoting healthy habits
  • Creating a healthy workplace environment.

A healthy workplace can have significant benefits to staff, students and the broader University community and the benefits extend beyond work onto rest of life.

The three elements to MyHEALTH and their programs are:

  • PHYSICAL HEALTH – Develop healthier bodies
    • Physical activity - staff activity program gym membership and Exertime
    • Nutritional Health - resources on healthy food choices at home and at work
    • Health Promotion - staff flu vaccines, health insurance and further learning
    • Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking Cessation Support - resources on reducing consumption of alcohol, smoking cessation support and other drugs information and support services
    • Sleep and Fatigue - Sleep support and Fatigue Management
  • MENTAL HEALTH – Support healthier minds
    • Counselling Services - Staff and student support services
    • Behavioural Contact Officers - Active and available Contact Officer Network
    • Mental Health First Aid - Training and resources for Staff
    • Mindfulness - Online Mindfulness program
    • Health and Wellbeing Promotion - events, promtions and services
  • WORKPLACE HEALTH – Building healthier workplaces
    • Risk Management
    • Health Monitoring
    • Support for Managers and Staff
    • Support for Supervisors and Students

Latest News:

Coming Soon

Mental Health Week Seminars

The University will be holding several events during Mental Health Week. For more information access Mental Health Week 2017

We welcome your attendance at all events but as spaces are limited, we ask that you Register Your Interest for the six below mentioned events Here

Monday, 9 October 2017

Time: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Subject: Mental Health Week Launch Event - Mitch McPherson from Speak Up Stay ChatTY

Location: IMAS lecture theatre, Waterfront Hobart

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Time: 8.00am - 8.30am

Subject: Morning Meditation, Guided by Rebecca Chabot, Pure Yoga Tasmania

Location: The Dojo, Unigym Sandy Bay

Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm

Subject: Cheers to Good Health- Facilitated by Alex Redman

The consumption of alcohol is ingrained in Australia’s culture – but how much do we really know about its effects and what our level of consumption is doing to us?  This seminar explores these realities and the ways we can manage our levels of alcohol consumption.  The session will provide:

  • Increased understanding of the effects of alcohol on the body, and ways to moderate alcohol consumption
  • Increased understanding of drinking guidelines
  • Increased confidence in discussing alcohol with young people

Location: Newnham campus - Room A023, Building A, Level 0 - via video conference to room 371, Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus and Room A119 Cradle Coast Campus.  Skype for Business address also available for Staff (enter in "Find Someone", right click on the result displayed and select “Start Video Call”)

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Subject: Stronger Together - Student and Staff Soiree - mocktails, nibbles 5.30 till 6.00 pm .

Two presentations:

Dr Sarah Dawkins - Positivity @ Work and Study

Dr Sarah Dawkins is a clinical psychologist, researcher and lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania. Sarah’s research investigates the development of positive psychological resources in employees and teams for enhanced performance and wellbeing. Sarah will discuss what positivity at work (and study) really is, how we can foster it, and use it to improve our performance and wellbeing as individuals and also within our work teams.

Jessie Armitage - 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Jessie Armitage is a clinically trained psychologist working in the Student Counselling team at the University of Tasmania.  In addition to being passionate about supporting individuals experiencing mental health difficulties and distress, Jessie is also very interested in ways that individuals and communities can foster their broader wellbeing. She is currently conducting doctoral research on wellbeing pathways in adolescence and emerging adulthood.In this presentation, Jessie will discuss how we can conceptualise wellbeing, and will introduce a range of simple everyday habits which can boost wellbeing levels.

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Subject: Back on Track: Understanding Mental Health Issues in your People - Facilitated by Lisa Jarman ( sponsored by BUPA)

Location: Newnham - Building L- Faculty of Arts, Level 1, Room 141 Seminar Room

*This seminar would be of particular interest to Mangers/Supervisors*

Thursday 19 October 2017

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Subject: Building on the Positives - Developing and leveraging the psychological resources of individual employees and work teams - Dr Sarah Dawkins

Location: Law Seminar Room 132, Law Faculty, Sandy Bay Campus

*This seminar would be of particular interest to Mangers/Supervisors*