Keen to make some healthy changes? Our wellness coach can help!
While many of us want to improve our overall health and wellbeing, it can be hard to know where to start. There’s a lot of information out there but what’s actually right for you?
Luckily, help is right here! Our free wellness coaching service can guide you through the process. A wellness coach works with you to set and achieve goals to enhance your sense of wellbeing and life balance. You might want to focus on fitness, healthy eating, coping with stress or time management. We can even help you with strategies to quit smoking.
How wellness coaching works
The role of a wellness coach is to guide and support you on your wellness journey. Your coach can help you to:
- understand what ‘wellness’ actually means to you
- set meaningful and attainable health goals
- achieve your goals through support, ideas and strategies.
Basically, a wellness coach is like having your own personal cheer squad!
In your first appointment, you’ll complete a health assessment form, which will form the basis of your health plan. From here, we’ll provide support as you independently work towards achieving your goals.
How to access the service
Geelong Waterfront campus nurse Kelly Favaloro is a qualified wellness coach. The service is open to all Deakin students, no matter where you’re based. Kelly is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and you’ll have a one-hour telehealth consultation via phone or Zoom:
- Waterfront and Waurn Ponds students: book online by selecting ‘Waterfront Appointment’ and choosing the ‘Wellness Coaching’ option. You can also call the Deakin Medical Centre on 5247 9312 or 5227 1221.
- Burwood and Warnambool students: call the Deakin Medical Centre on 5247 9312 or 5227 1221.
Our wellness coaching service is free and confidential, and you don’t need a referral, so there’s no excuses – start your wellness journey today!
Make sure you’re COVIDSafe
- If you need to come to campus for a medical appointment, please go straight to the Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Centre and follow all staff instructions. Physical distancing measures will be in place and hand sanitiser will be available.
- Anyone attending the HWB Centre must wear a face mask. We have limited stocks of masks, so please source and wear your own.
- If on the day of your appointment you’re not feeling well, you have been tested for COVID-19 or have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case, please do NOT attend.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, you must be tested. Call the dedicated 24-hour hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website for a list of testing sites and other information.
More help and resources
- Our eWellbeing hub has a great range of articles and apps to help you stay healthy.
- Get to know what health and support services are available while you study at Deakin.