Health and Wellbeing

WELLBEING TOOLS FOR STAFF

These tools are designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of all staff and managers, emphasizing the university's commitment to valuing employees beyond their professional roles. They serve a dual purpose: assisting individuals in managing their own mental health and enabling managers to proactively support their team's mental health and wellbeing.

By offering resources such as psychological first aid, wellbeing plans, and access to a variety of health and support programs, the university aims to ensure that everyone—working individually or as a team—receives the necessary support to thrive both personally and professionally.

Managers, in particular, are encouraged to utilise these tools not only for their personal benefit but also as a means to foster a supportive and healthy work environment for their staff.

Find out more here.

FLU VACCINATION

The University will provide staff with the opportunity to receive a free influenza (flu) vaccination again this year.  

Yearly influenza vaccination is recommended for people aged six months and over. Getting a flu vaccination every year helps to ensure you are protected from the influenza virus, and helps to stop the spread of this highly contagious infection.  

If you are thinking of getting a COVID-19 booster this winter, the advice from the Australian Government Department of Health is that you do not need to wait between receiving your COVID-19 booster vaccination and your flu vaccination; however, please consult your GP to discuss your circumstances if you are concerned or have any questions.

Redeeming your vaccination voucher

Vaccinations will not be available on campus. Instead, you can download a voucher that can be redeemed at a pharmacy convenient to you. Please refer to the Claiming Guide, or follow the steps below to download your voucher:

  1. Visit the VitalityWorks VaxApp Webpage.
  2. On the 'Book appointment' screen, please scroll down to 'Claim a Pharmacy Vaccination Voucher' and select the pharmacy you wish to attend.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to register for an account (if you don’t already have one).
  4. Complete your profile details, which include medical screening questions and a declaration to confirm your consent.
  5. On the next screen, select your profile.
  6. A number of providers will be displayed. Click on 'Claim voucher' for your preferred provider. Your voucher will be issued via email and will be available under the 'Claimed' tab on your VaxApp account.

If you have any questions about the 2023 Flu Vaccination Program, please read the 2023 Flu Vaccination FAQs or contact the Work Health Safety and Wellbeing Unit at whs@westernsydney.edu.au.