The wellbeing survey for 2018 has now ended. We are grateful for your feedback and we appreciate you taking the time to fill out our survey. Please stay tuned for more information.

UniSA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in which our people can work, study and thrive. As part of this commitment, in 2015 we asked our staff to share their ideas and insights about their wellbeing so we could identify any opportunities for improvement. We really appreciated your feedback and a summary of our initiatives are below.

Sincere thanks to  Associate Professor Steve Milanese Director: International Centre for Allied Health Evidence and his team for making this survey possible. If you have any questions or comments please contact Jenny Hardy, Associate Director: Wellbeing and Employee Benefits via email on HSIM.safetywellbeing@unisa.edu.au.

Thank you for taking part and supporting the UniSA Wellbeing Program.

 
CategoryExamples of what you told usWe implemented
Physical
  • You were keen to build exercise into your working day
  • You needed space to do physical activities
  • More thought needs to be given to desk bound duties
  • Physical wellbeing is not discussed in the workplace
  • Ergonomics could be improved
  • Excessive travel is tiring
  • Healthy eating on campus seminars
  • Exercise programs including pedometer challenges/corporate cup
  • Salary sacrifice gym membership
  • UniSA Health Medical Clinic programs including skin cancer checks and health checks for different groups
  • Flu vaccination program
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Ergonomic assessments of computer work stations
  • Active wear Wednesday
  • Healthy catering guide (designed by our students)
  • Yoga classes on site
  • Job design is a priority in the Strategic Safety and Wellbeing plan
  • New ergonomics education and process (under development)
  • University level risk assessment and controls for overseas travel
Mental
  • Workloads were too high
  • Mental health initiatives should be more visible
  • Managers would benefit from training in mental health
  • The Disability Hub should be promoted
  • EAP should be available on Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Flexible work arrangements should be promoted
  • Working Hours Procedure
  • Mental health education programs for people with responsibility for others – requirement of local WHS action plans
  • Wellbeing at Work workshops
  • Rewiring for Resilience workshops
  • Managing well workshops
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Responding to Students at Risk Staff Toolkit
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Guideline
  • Employee Assistance Program for staff and HDR students – Also available on Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Respect. Now. Always. campaign
  • Disability Hub is linked from MyUniSA home page
Financial
  • Lack of financial knowledge
  • Superannuation workshops for younger people would be good
  • Casual employment equates to job insecurity
  • UniSuper seminars and on campus consultant/financial advice services
  • Financial education workshop
  • Links to MoneySmart.gov.au budget calculators
  • Wellbeing for Casual Staff workshop (also filmed and available on the wellbeing website)
Career
  • You weren’t aware of available resources
  • You appreciate quality time with your manager to help with your development
  • Casual employment can be stressful
  • Wellbeing for Casual Staff workshop (also filmed and available on the wellbeing website)
  • Promotion of the University’s secondment register
  • Continuation of existing development programs in-house including:
    • WorkSmart programs
    • Learning and Development for Academics
    • Manager Essentials
    • Academic Promotions
    • Wellbeing for Academics Online Learning Module
Relationships
  • Conflicting work styles
  • Tense working relationships
  • Isolation or lack of connectivity
  • Workload does not allow time to build relationships
  • Employee Assistance Program provided by Human Psychology
  • Manager Assist program provided by Human Psychology
  • Professional development programs
Community
  • Lack of interaction with other units
  • More opportunity to engage with others
  • Need improved safety on campus
  • Aboriginal Employee Assistance Program for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Community gardens
  • SafeZone app available for all staff and students
  • The University has implemented a whole of University Wellbeing Steering Committee where staff and student wellbeing considerations are planned and implemented for the University staff and students as a whole community