University Health Promotion Program - Section contents

The University of Melbourne recognises the importance of promoting and supporting health and wellbeing among its students.

Health Promotion is “the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health” (WHO, 1986). Health Promotion activities generally focus on promoting health and preventing the onset of ill health.

In 2018, the University of Melbourne launched the Health Promotion Program to promote and support the health and wellbeing among students.

Current Health Promotion activities

  • Healthy Summer
    Want a chance to win a new pair of sunnies or a double pass to a cricket match at the MCG? This summer we want to reward you for living your best life and staying safe under the hot Australian sun.

    Share a pic of yourself on Facebook or Instagram using the Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek or Slide method to protect yourself before you head outdoors. Remember to include  #healthyunimelb to make your entry official.

    First prize: $200 Bupa Optical voucher
    Second prize: One-month free MU Sports access
    Third prize: Double pass ticket to a cricket match at the MGC or ground-pass tickets to the Australian Open
    Random prize draws: A backyard cricket set plus free sunscreen with each prize!

    Follow the Stop 1 and FYAM Facebook accounts to find out more.
  • Wellbeing During Exams: Explore ways to take care of your health and wellbeing in the lead up to exams.
  • The Condom Fairy Program: A free condom distribution program to support you in navigating safer sexual practices. Order free safer sex products through an online form and pick them up from a locker on campus.
  • Free Student Health Checks: Get a snapshot of how healthy you are and learn how to improve your health and wellbeing. If you book and attend your appointment, you will have the opportunity to enter the monthly prize draw for a chance to win a $50 Rebel Sport gift voucher!
  • Health Ninjas: A group of students who promote healthy, active lifestyles and support students to engage with the University health and wellbeing services on offer. Learn how you can get involved.

Any questions relating to these roles or the Health Promotion Program may be directed to:

Rebecca Meldrum
Health Promotion Coordinator
+61 3 9035 3045

Health and wellbeing services on campus

Juggling study, work and a social life can be challenging. Your physical and mental wellbeing is important during this time to stay happy and motivated. Make sure you are aware of the support services on offer at the University:

Health promotion useful links: