The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) implements a number of interactive activities and events at the Crawley Campus and in the five residential colleges.
The Think Drink Extravaganza is an event run as part of the Tertiary Alcohol Project (TAP). It is a fun and interactive way for students to learn about standard drinks and Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). After trying the activities, students should be able to pour an accurate standard drink and calculate their approximate BAC after drinking alcohol.
The Pit Stop health assessment consists of a number of stations related to various student health issues. At each station, the participant is given a basic health check, information and/or referral if needed. Assessments are one-on-one and entirely confidential. Please note that the assessment is not a replacement for visiting your doctor regularly. The Pit Stop Program aims to increase peoples awareness of preventative health and any screening that may be recommended to identify illness early.
The health stations may include:
In addition to the online alcohol self-assessment, e-Chug, the HPU delivers face to face feedback for students on their current alcohol consumption.
This involves the student completing a 10 question test (AUDIT) and receiving individual feedback about their current consumption and whether they are drinking at safe, risky, or very risky levels. If students wish to reduce their alcohol consumption, they are then given practical strategies on how to do so and referral information for the UWA Alcohol and Other Drug Service on campus, if needed.