Archive for May, 2016

Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – May 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Browse the Timeout newsletter for information on what’s new in Wellbeing at Monash. Read about the latest Wellbeing and Monash Sport events, services and activities. For information about latest events, special offers, discounts, and news, subscribe to the newsletter by emailing   In the May  Edition:

Wellbeing Events and News

Australia’s Biggest Morning TeaBiggest-Morning-Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great opportunity for colleagues to get together to share a cuppa and some healthy and delicious food, while raising funds for those affected by cancer. Every dollar raised helps to fund more cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

In 2015, supporters helped raise a staggering $13.6 million. We’d love to top this incredible total in 2016!

Get involved this year and do your part by organising a morning tea in your work area. While the official day for the morning tea is Thursday 26th May, events can be held throughout May and June.

To host a morning tea, simply register your morning tea online.  For more information and for some great ideas on how to fundraiser, go to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Men’s Health Week- What every man needs to know about their healthmen's health week 2016

Men’s Health Week (13-19 June 2016) is a time to promote good health and wellbeing. Men generally find personal issues difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to reproductive health concerns such as erectile problems or trouble with their waterworks. It’s important for men to know that if something is not quite right, or not working the way it should, they need to talk to a doctor.

Dr Geoff Broomhall representing Andrology Australia will be presenting a men’s health talk for Monash staff.  The talk will include a discussion around common male health issues affecting males at different ages, symptoms, and how to approach your doctor to discuss your worries. Particular emphasis will be on some areas of confusion regarding prostate disease, both benign and malignant, preventative health care and the role of Andrology in male health.

Seminars will be held on the Clayton campus on the 14th of June, and at Caulfield on the 15th.

To register for the upcoming sessions, please click here

Don’t let winter hold you back, its time to SWAP it!

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Want to get active during Winter? Get organised and grab your colleagues and register in one of the many wellbeing activities available. We have many fitness class like boxing, pilates, and yoga at various campuses.

All classes, costs and locations can be found here

With 30, 45, or 60 minute fitness classes priced from just $9.00, $10.00 or 11.00 per person, why not organise a fitness class at a time and venue that suits you and your department by emailing:

Fresh Fruit delivered at your meeting or eventFruitAddicts fruit box

At Monash we encourage staff to make the healthy choice when providing food for staff meetings and events. Why not try a delicious box of fruit at your next meeting and event or replace the existing biscuits in your staff room, with fruit. All new customers will enjoy 50% off their first month’s fruit delivery! With free delivery to Monash campuses and 10% discount off the following prices, this is a great healthy alternative.

  • Box of 30 fruit pieces $28
  • Box of 45 fruit pieces $38
  • Box of 60 fruit pieces $48
  • Box of 90 fruit pieces $68

To order contact Steve at FruitAddicts or phone 1300 438 378 and quote ‘Monash Wellbeing’. Payment can be made via cheque, credit card or monthly invoicing.

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Do you have old eye glasses sitting in your desk draw? Well why not donate them to someone who needs them?

Wellbeing@Monash is now collecting used eye glasses for the Lions Recycle For Sight Program. Send your unwanted eye glasses via internal mail to Wellbeing@Monash – OHS, 1st Floor, 30 Research Way, Clayton

Mindfulness for wellbeing, resilience and performance

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Changing Minds is a highly interactive resource, developed in-concert with students for students, to develop awareness of common mental health issues and how to utilise support services within the University.

Lifestyle program

ESSENCE of health– 6 x 60-minute sessions A comprehensive lifestyle program underpinned by enabling strategies such as mindfulness, enhancing motivation, goal setting and behaviour change. This practical course enables participants to apply the ESSENCE model to personal and professional life including setting and working towards healthy lifestyle goals. Register online.

Relaxation and emotional health

Mind Body Medicine– 4 x sessions (60 – 90 minutes) Using a combination of presentations, discussion and practical exercises to promote emotional health and relaxation.

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

FruitAddicts fruit boxWe’ve Gone Platinum, Again

For the fifth consecutive year, the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool has been given the Platinum Pool Award, the highest award possible for maintaining an outstanding level of water safety. Find out more here.

Our Active Staff: Shane

Health and Fitness Operations Coordinator Shane is also a passionate triathlete! Before he attempted his maiden Port Macquarie Ironman over the weekend, we caught up with him to find out what it takes to compete in such a challenging event. Find out here.FruitAddicts fruit box

Caulfield, Play On!

The much loved 2015 festival Play On! is returning to Caulfield Green on May 11 in Week 10! Expect fun and free activities such as Bike n’ Blend smoothies, a 3-on-3 basketball competition, and everyone’s favourite Bubble Soccer! More information here.

Monash Circuit Update

Construction has begun on the Monash Circuit around the Monash Circuit sport precinct on Clayton campus. See the full track map and more information here.

Exercise Well, Eat Well Too

We have a special partnership with BASE Nutritional Clinic, which gives our members a discount if they would like to see a trained dietician. Learn more here.

Why Sculling Matters in Swimming

Sculling is a swimming technique primarily taught regarding water safety, however it is also the basic skill which builds the foundation of all strokes and many other techniques. Find out more here.

Clayton Building Access Hours Change

Do you workout early in the morning at our Clayton facilities? Make sure you read these changes to how you can access the building early in the morning here.

Monash Games Are Coming…

See a short clip of last year’s Monash Games here. Now is the time to get your team organised!

Make sure you refrain from using you phone while in the changerooms, as everyone is entitled to their own privacy. Take that post-gym selfie in the hallway instead!

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Monash AFL Footy Tipping

Join now and automatically receive the average score from previous rounds! Sign up here.

Video: Monash Sport – Active bodies, vibrant minds

View this short video to see how we want to help you to maintain an active body and a vibrant mind.

Monash Sport Activewear!

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We have new merchandise on sale now! Singlets, t-shirts, shorts, gym bags, towels, drink bottles and hoodies are all available from the Monash Sport Clayton Service Desk. Members can have a 10% discount on all apparel items, make sure you don’t miss out! – Singlets $25 – T-Shirts $25 – Shorts $35 – Gym Bags $30 – Towels $10 – Drink Bottles $14 – Hoodies $55

How was your experience with us?

The Business and Economics Faculty at Monash is currently investigating customer experience in the service industry, and is interested in learning about your customer experience. Have your say and let us know! Take part in this short survey to give us your thoughts about your experience with Monash Sport.

TeamMONASH Events and News

Emer Casey Fun Run!

The two best female triple jumpers in Oceania are Monash University students! The Australian National Track and Field Championships were held this month, with some outstanding results.Monash Alumnus Nneka Okpala and Monash student Meggan O’Riley finished first and second respectively…read more here.

Monash University’s Alumnus Laetisha Scanlan is on the Road to Rio!


Competing in trap shooting, Laetisha will be representing Australia at her first Olympics this year. After graduating with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) in 2010, Laetisha became the Australian Recorder Holder after she shot 74/75 targets in 2012. Just one shot shy of the World Record. As the reigning Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Laetisha is in fine form. She is the youngest athlete in the World’s Top 15 and isa serious Gold Medal chance. View Laetisha’s Australian Olympic profile here.

Laetisha is the third Monash student to be officially selected for Rio 2016. With less than 100 days until Rio, there are still over 200 athletes to be selected. Watch this space for the next confirmed Olympians #MonashPride

Dual Triple Jump success for Monash University at Nationals!

The two best female triple jumpers in Oceania are Monash University students! The Australian National Track and Field Championships were held this month, with some outstanding results.Monash Alumnus Nneka Okpala and Monash student Meggan O’Riley finished first and second respectively…read more here.

Southern and Australian University Games

Know some sporty students that could represent Monash University? Expressions of interest are now being accepted for Monash University’s Southern University Games and Australian University Games teams. For information on our teams and contacts visit theTeamMONASH website.

Employee benefits and discounts

Monash staff have access to a great range of employee benefits and discounts including accommodation, travel, travel insurance, airport parking and car hire and plenty more. Read more information in the range of employee benefits and staff discounts

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Monash University Is invited to attend a VIP shopping event at the Adicentre
Bookings are essential, please click here for further information.

Monash University Staff and family are invited to attend a VIP shopping event at the Adicentre located in Mulgrave. This is a huge sale with 40% off storewide

Bookings are essential, please click here for further information.

Join Medibank!

Join Medibank Corporate Hospital and Extras by May 31, 2016 and get 1 Month Free.


Monash University employee, you can get a 7% discount. Call 131 680, visit a store or got to

Introducing GymBetter – as a Corporate hospitals & extras member, you have access any participating Fitness First, Anytime Fitness or GoodLife health club for only $8.50 per gym visit nationwide. With no contracts and no joining fees, a Medibank Corporate membership will be the only gym membership you’ll need, Simply visit the Apple App store (for iPhone) or (for Android Smartphones).

Get BUPA hospital and extras and choose one of three gifts?

Get Bupa hospital and extras cover before May 31st 2016 and choose from a New Balance Voucher, Bupa Optical Voucher or Bupa owned Members First dental clinics voucher. To receive your gift, mention your company code when you join. Details can be found here. bupa-logoBupa provides staff access to the Monash Corporate Health Insurance Plan, with: You can look forward to competitive corporate premiums and benefits such as:

  • A 5% discount off your health cover.
  • Loyalty maximums – each year we increase how much you can claim by 20% of the initial amount for most extras services (up to 6 years). On Monash University health plan, you can start at year 3 loyalty maximums.
  • If you need hospitalisation, the excess will be paid on your behalf on selected covers.

Join the Travel club


Travel Club is a private leisure club which gives you access to amazing holiday deals and discounts to destinations all over the world. Backed by the global Flight Centre Travel Group, Travel Club offers Monash University staff access to the best deals together with a dedicated, highly experienced consultant. As a member of Travel Club you will have access to specially negotiated holidays, products and services tailor-made for you. And, as a bonus, all Monash University staff who register will receive a $50 gift voucher upfront, and one every year after that, to put toward their next holiday*. With Travel Club’s “Price Promise” you can be sure you’re getting the very best price, Travel club will beat any available quote you find*, that’s how committed they are to ensuring you have the best value experience every time you travel. So register today and start planning your next trip. *Terms and Conditions apply.

Other discounts available to staff

  • Green Thumbs Gift- 10% discount on flowering plants and herbs
  • Lite n’ Easy – 7 day meal pack discount
  • Hot Air Ballooning-15% discount

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information