20 October 2021 NWIA Wellness Breakfast

Join us at this event, Wellness Australia Breakfast with guest speaker Eric Bailey. Northshore Harbour, Brisbane

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Celerate To Activate

Eric Bailey CSP and author of three books has mastered the art of always delivering peak performances in every area of his life, and he is here to guide, inspire and elevate you to attain peak human evolution. Eric has affected the lives of over 4.5 million people being among the greatest professional motivational speakers and still growing and going strong. His message has been personally delivered in 13 countries.

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For over 30 years, Eric has been unlocking new peaks to conquer, and the best part, he is not stopping yet. From starting as a successful basketball player to pivoting into one of the foremost motivational speakers in the world. Eric was one of the pioneers of the NBL.

In 1982 he was the first import to represent the Hobart Tassie Devils. He continued his career with Andrew Gaze and the Melbourne Tigers before he retired with the Gold Coast Rollers in 1990. After having 8 knee operations he decided to focus his life on something less physically demanding but more rewarding and meaningful.

As of August 2021 Eric has delivered over 4000 presentations to high school students, corporate organizations, not for profit groups, sports teams, and government agencies.

His Motivational CSP award is a testimonial to his ability to adapt and receive high ratings from his audiences. The small number of professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation speaks to the difficulty of meeting the qualifying criteria. Eric is known as Australia’s Most Versatile Motivational Speaker.

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COVID19 has further evolved his abilities, as he delivers power and presence digitally, becoming the premier virtual conference speaker in the world. There is no one better at inspiring, motivating, with the ability to energise millions with his words than Eric. His talks carry weight, his words have purpose because he has lived it. He can help you, your team, and your organisation get motivated to reach those lofty high performance goals. When he is not locked in his studio cranking out videos, blogs and podcasts, new presentation material or being a motivational speaker you will find him at the gym or chasing after his pug poodles.

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Wellness Mould Webinar

NWIA Wellness Webinar 25 August 2021

How Does Mould Impact Your Health?

The Impacts of Physical Activity on Mental Health

Hear about the association between mental health & physical activity, along with how to reduce exposure and risk of household mould.
About this event
Are you aware of the impact of Physical Activity on depression and anxiety disorders in Australia?
Did you know that 1 in 4 older Australian homes have potential problems with dampness and mould?
Join us to hear our 2 presenters speak on these 2 issues.
How do they impact you?

Held on online zoom presentation and learn from our two expert speakers.

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Lisa Coulburn

Did you know that 1 in 4 older Australian homes have potential problems with dampness and mould (Knibbs et al., 2018) and up to 40% of newer homes (Dewsbury et al., 2016), built since 2003/4 may have problems with excess condensation?

Living with damp housing conditions and/or indoor mould is not healthy. Sufficient evidence supports an association with asthma, respiratory infections, upper respiratory tract symptoms, wheeze, cough, mould infections and colonisation (WHO, 2009). Increasing evidence also suggests the occurrence of possible long-term inflammation resulting in multiple-symptom, multiple-system illness in susceptible individuals.

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  • Why mould growth can occur in homes,
  • Why it’s a problem,
  • What signs to look out for, and
  • What steps to take if you find or suspect a problem.

Lisa Coulburn Lisa’s personal experience with mould inspired her to undertake a PhD at QUT investigating the emerging problem of exposure, risk and impact from dampness and mould in Australian housing.

She practised as an Interior Architect and Interior Designer for over 25 years working on both commercial and residential projects globally. Over the last 13 years, Lisa’s work focused on designing healthier housing and accommodation projects in rainforests, remote or humid locations. Lisa has also completed a number of subjects of Advanced Diploma of Building Biology including Mould Testing Technician.

Mary Wanjau

Physical activity and depression and anxiety disorders in Australia: a systematic review of reviews and lifetable analysis

  • Available epidemiological evidence on the association between depression, anxiety, and physical activity.
  • Using epidemiological modelling to quantitatively estimate the impact of physical activity on the burden of anxiety and depression in Australia.

Mary Wanjauis Ph.D. candidate and a casual research fellow at Griffith University, School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Mary has academic affiliations as an adjunct lecturer with the School of Nursing Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya. On secondment from the University of Nairobi, she also is an adjunct lecturer with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Nairobi, Kenya. Mary is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated history in health promotion. She has over 12 years of experience in the management of health promotion programs in multiple corporate organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan. She played an advisory role to the Ministry of Health, health promotion unit. To this end, Mary has expanded her scope of work to include health impact assessment and the cost-effectiveness of preventive health strategies and interventions.

Mary’s Ph.D. research focuses on the health impact and cost-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of overweight and obesity in Kenya. This is a modelling study that adopts the assessing cost-effectiveness (ACE) approach, including a stakeholder engagement process as part of the due process in the ACE approach.

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Date and time

Wed, 25 August 2021

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM AEST

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NWIA Business Breakfast

Join us at this event, Wellness Australia Breakfast, Brisbane.

Are you a Wellness spokesperson for your workplace? Are you or your employees suffering from mental health issues? Does your workplace have a wellness program? Come and meet people that run Wellness Programs and live the lifestyle. National Wellness Institute of Australia (NWIA) are here to support you and your workplace.


Our guest speaker is Eric Bailey.

Australia’s Most Versatile Motivational Speaker, Eric Bailey, will give you successful strategies to tap into your true potential, improve on your ability to strengthen your Mental Wellness, get passionate and achieve more than you ever thought possible. His presentation will help you to perform at world class levels for yourself, your family and your team.

In celebration of Mental Health week, take time for your mental health and get excited about learning, growing, developing and achieving your potential – from where you are now to where you want to be. Eric Bailey for this exclusive activational seminar will be focusing on:

• Showing up for success

• Increasing your appetite

• Stop sleeping with the enemy

Date: 9 June 2021

Time: 7am for a 7:30am start – 8:45am

Venue: Northshore Harbour Cafe, 285 Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton, Brisbane

Parking: Street parking available or come via City Cat

Amount: $30.00 (includes coffee / tea and cooked breakfast) discounted rate for members

Active Ageing and Healthy Living in the 21st Century 

Join National Wellness Institute of Australia (NWIA) Thursday 20 May 6:00pm at The Ship Inn, South Brisbane to hear about the latest on Active Ageing & Healthy Living through your life span?
We are living longer and working longer. Come along, to hear Laurie and Tracy speak about their evidence based research and ways we can contribute to our personal healthy living.
Learn what we can do to improve our longevity, stay fit, stay well and thrive in the 21st Century.

Our first guest speaker Laurie Buys, PhD is Professor and Director, Healthy Ageing Initiative at The University of Queensland.

Between now and 2050 the number of Australians aged 65 – 84 will more than double. Australia has a choice. . . to view this demographic shift as either a burden or an opportunity.

Despite evidence that people 65+ are healthier and more active, the current ‘dependency’ narrative underpinning policies, participation, products & services continues, costing billons. An alternative approach will be discussed that values our human assets and supports longevity.

Next guest speaker, Tracy Washington, PhD is a Lecturer and Researcher at Queensland University of Technology.

Did you know more than half of Australian adults (55%) did not meet the physical activity recommendations of 150 minutes p/week, in 2017-18? Furthermore, physical inactivity increases with age: for example, those 65 yrs and over, 69% men and 75% women were insufficiently active (AIHW, 2020). And only one-third of children, and one in ten young people undertook the recommended 60 minutes of PA every day in 2011-12 (The Australian Health Survey, 2013).

How can we design environments and local neighbourhood parks to create opportunities for intergenerational interactions and physical activity?

Food: nibbles and one drink is provided.

Date: 20 May 2021.

Venue: The Ship Inn, in the garden, Sidon St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Transport: By Ferry, Train or parking in the area. Time: arrive 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start  Book your spot now:


NWIA Wellness Trends 2021

Join us to hear experts speak about their fields on ‘Wellness Trends 2021’

National Wellness Institute of Australia (NWIA) are holding an online event on ‘Wellness Trends 2021’

NWIA is an organisation supporting Corporate Wellness Professionals help everyday Australians achieve Wellness.

Hear how about these trends for you, your workplace, company, business and community in Australia.

Ruth Limkin ‘The subversive act of rest’   In a world that has largely idolised being busy, having a rest can be subversive and revolutionary. As more and more research comes out about the restorative power of rest, and the productivity improvements that come from this, why is it still an outlier? Ruth examines the issue from a variety of perspectives.

Eva Knörles ‘Just Breathe’   Breathing is a tool you have in your kit that you can train to skilfully assist you in your quest to health, clarity and vitality. How you feel and function has a direct link to how you breathe. Your habitual breath, moment to moment, day by day plays a role in chronic pain, long term stress, quality of sleep and immune function. Find out how to use what you have to the best advantage.

Raewyn Mai ‘ Self-care for better productivity’   Self-care comes in many forms. Once they are put into perspective, you will see and feel more productive. It is a lifestyle approach.

When: Apr 14, 2021 06:00 PM Brisbane AEST.

Register NOW in advance for this event on Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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9th Global Healthy Workplace Awards Applications

Searching for the world’s best workplace health, safety and wellbeing programmes across the globe!

Application entries for the 9th Global Healthy Workplace Awards 2021 have officially opened.

The Global Healthy Workplace Awards provide leading organisations the opportunity to show their commitment to safe and healthy workplaces, benchmark their program against the world’s best and seek recognition on the global stage. Applications cover the following areas:

  • health and safety in the physical work environment
  • health, safety and well-being in the psychosocial work environment (e.g. workplace culture)
  • personal health and wellbeing resources
  • involvement in the community to improve the health of workers, their families and members of the community

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Large Enterprises, and Multi-national enterprises are invited to apply to become recognised as the world’s best employer for occupational safety, health and wellness during a time when sharing best practices has never been more important.

The Global Healthy Workplace Awards are assessed by a panel of experts and enable employers to benchmark their programs to the global standard and, if successful, to celebrate their outstanding achievement in promoting a safe and healthy work environment complementary to the business performance of the organisation. Applications are open to ALL employer organisations (for profit and not-for-profit, local and international).

Application Deadline: 14th June 2021 (Finalists announcement in late July/early August 2021)

For more information and to apply visit:

Apply here to have your company certified to a global standard – all certified organisations are automatically shortlisted for the Global Awards.

NWIA AGM Special Guest Presentation 7 December 2020

Fiona Cosgrove presented to the National Wellness Institute of Australia AGM on 7 December 2020 (via Zoom).
With the rapid growth of the Health and Wellness Coaching industry in Australia in 2020, and a spotlight on health and wellbeing after lockdown, there has been a surge in interest in coaching generally.

Fiona Cosgrove, Managing Director of Wellness Coaching Australia, has been running programs for over 12 years and is at the forefront of the industry, both in Australia and with international involvement. Fiona holds master’s degrees in Sports Science and in Counselling and is undertaking a PhD through Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. She serves on the Board of Health Coaches Association Australian and New Zealand and Vice Chairs the Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness Coaching Initiative, both promoting the need for further standards, research and development of the file of health and wellness coaching. Her career in health and wellness spans three decades and she has held multiple roles across business and academia. Fiona is the author of Coach Yourself to Wellness book and workbook.