R U OK? Inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world who may be struggling with life.

You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener.

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen
3. Encourage action
4. Check in.



To bring awareness to R U OK? Day on Thursday 8 September, NUsport is hosting a number of member activations.

  • Bring a friend for FREE between 8 – 14 September 2022
  • Enjoy the NEW Les Mills Group Fitness Launches 
  • Experience a 60-minute FREE BREATH tasting workshop with our very own Master Breath Coach Bek Nutter.  (Check out more details below.)

Breath Taster Workshop

  • Saturday 10 September
  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • NUsport At The Forum, University

Improved Speed, Strength and Endurance?  Better focus and concentration? Calm a racing mind? Your breath can influence ALL of these factors.Curious? Come and join us for a FREE Breath Taster workshop with Master Breath Coach, Fitness Leader and Naturopath Bek Nutter.

You will discover the power of your breath and it's ability to influence every cell within your body.

Within the Workshop you will explore:

  • Breath for improved Endurance, Strength and Speed in Sport
  • Breath for Focus & Calm
  • Breath to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • The way you breathe affects both emotions AND the physical health of your body.
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Understanding and harnessing the power of your breath allows you to further tap into your potential and up level your performance; in sports, academics and life.

This is an interactive session exploring different elements of breathwork.



Man in wheelchair bouncing basketball at The Forum

NUsport is committed to supporting members and the community from all walks of life with ability and determination by providing facilities that promotes and advocates for positive physical and mental health.

Accessibility and equity are strategic priorities of NUsport, underpinned by the University of Newcastle ’s leadership in inclusion.

Everything we do involves wide consultation with our accessible community; review and improvement of current policies, practices, systems and infrastructure; and building confidence and capacity for staff to deliver programs inclusively.

The newly refurbished aquatic facility at The Forum has been modified to accommodate all abilities enabling us to be the premier destination for accessibility in our community.

This includes the existing structure to have a disabled ramp and accessible changerooms and installation of a new elevator with improved accessibility.


NUsport through The Forum is proud to play an active role in helping to raise awareness and funds that support local charities, schools, sporting and surf clubs in the Newcastle area.

Each year The Forum provides use of its facilities as well as donates prizes to assist community -based organisations in their fundraising endeavours.

This support is valued at more than $50,000 each year - a contribution that we are proud of. If you would like to be considered for a donation or in-kind support, click here for more information.


Woman cycling in Newcastle for Variety Spin 4 Kids event

Newcastle's ourdoor spin bike team challenge
Together with Variety the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT branch, The Forum has proudly sponsored this Newcastle-based event as an enabling partner for the past five year – providing the use of our stationary bikes for a great cause.

2021 was a huge success with over $70,000 raised in total by everyone involved. Participants were riding both on location at The Station, Newcastle East or virtually from their workplace by zoom.

If you would like to participate in the next Spin 4 Kids, keep your eye out for more information.



In honour of our staff member Matt Storey who passed away in October 2017 after a long battle with both Hodgkin Lymphoma and graft-versus-host-disease, we proudly support the Leukaemia Foundation.

We are currently fundraising with the Entertainment Membership.

Get yours today here

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal and Worimi Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.