Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Healthy breaks and meetings

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

There are many opportunities to be healthier in your work day. Some suggestions to optimise your breaks and meetings are provided.  

Healthy break ideas

Stretch it out


Try these easy stretches to help mobilise your body.

Stride it out

Go for a quick walk to get some fresh air or to chat to a colleague you haven’t spoken to for a while.

Chill out

Try a short meditation to help you relax and re-focus. 

Healthy meeting ideas

Take your meetings outside

Why not try a walking meeting? Having a walking meeting is a great way for you and your colleagues to get more physical activity in your day. It works well for smaller numbers, less complex agendas and is a great way to energise the discussion.

Alternatively, have a standing meeting or adding in standing agenda items to reduce the time you spend sitting.

Provide healthy catering

If you’re catering for a meeting or event, remember to provide some healthy options, provide water and serve smaller portions where possible.

For more information consult the healthy catering guidelines.

Healthy meeting agenda items

Got a spare 5 to 10 minutes in your team meeting? Why not take the opportunity to discuss wellbeing initiatives coming up on campus, or to discuss what ideas people have to enhance health and wellbeing locally?

Download the Healthier Workplace WA '7 Steps to Healthier Meetings' Guide here.