Archive for May, 2017

Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – May 2017

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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

In the May edition:

What’s your real health age?

We all know our real age, but how many of us know how old we are on the inside? We’ve teamed up with BUPA to provide Monash staff and students access to an online Health Assessment Tool to tell us just that.

The online survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and looks at all areas of your personal health – from diet and exercise, to stress and lifestyle factors.

Once completed, you’ll get a personalised report outlining your health age (as opposed to your chronological age), and some handy tips to improve your overall health and wellbeing to reduce your health age. The information collected is confidential and can be reviewed at any time.  So take the time to find out your health age now!

For some ideas about how to start improving your health age, why not:

Visit the wellbeing website, for a full range of wellbeing programs and initiatives.

Men’s Health Week- June 12th-16th

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCFA) will be coming to the Caulfield and Clayton campuses during Men’s Health Week from the 12-18th June 2017.  Presentations will look at the importance of prostate cancer awareness and early detection, focusing on the signs and symptoms, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and how PCFA can assist. With over 20,000 Australian men diagnosed yearly, it is an important cause for men and their families to be aware of.

PCFA Ambassador Vin Jenkins, an engaging and informative speaker, will also discuss his personal prostate cancer experience, and will be able to answer questions on the topic from his f

Seminars and webinars will be held at the Clayton and Caulfield campuses on the 13th and 14th of June

Register here to sign up!

If you can’t attend the session above, why not attend the free session by Monash City Council.  This session will focus on how exercise can increase your lifespan.  Dr Peter Larkins, a doctor and sports physician and a pioneer of sports medicine in Australia, is also well-known as an AFL football and sports commentator on Melbourne radio.  The session will be held on Wednesday 14 June 2017 from 6.45pm at the Clayton Theatrette, Clayton Community Centre,  9 – 15 Cooke Street, Clayton.  To book, contact Monash Council Customer Service by Friday 9 June 2017 on 9518 3555 or email Email:

Retire from Work, not from Life

Thinking about retiring and know someone who is? Not sure what you can do to fill up your days after leaving work?

Davidson Traharie Corpsych (DTC) isMonash’s Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) and will be delivering a presentation on retiring from work, not from life on the 7th June.

The seminar will discuss the following topics:

  • Understand the key considerations for retirement including psychological factors
  • Recognise the issues relating to changing relationships
  • Explore occupational considerations and the impact this may have on you as an individual
  • Learn about some lifestyle balance issues and how to keep yourself positively focused

To attend the session, register here

New SWAP 4 week Nutrition and Food Preparation Program

For the first time, staff will have access to a SWAP Nutrition and Food Preparation Program.  The program which will be rolled out from the 22nd June, will consist of four 45 minutes sessions spread over 4 weeks.  The program will be aimed at making improved nutritional choices easier and more interesting for you and your family. Each session will provide information on a nutrition topic including menu planning, easy family meals and packed lunches.  Participants will also be able to try some of the free samples!  Details are:


Dates: June 22nd, June 29th, July 6th and July 13th

Venue: All classes held in G04 and G05 at 30 Research Way (except for July 16th class will be held in G29 20 Research Way, Clayton)

Cost:$50 (Faculty subsidises may apply)

Limited places are available so register here and join us for this new and exciting program!

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month-Its time to get behind it! (pun intended)

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia aimed at raising public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week.

Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia affecting both men and women (almost equally) and is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.

But Bowel Cancer Awareness Month has a positive message – saving lives through early detection!   To find out more and to sign up for Red Apple Day, click here

  New Vending machines on your campus!

Brand new vending machines offering more healthy options have been rolled out across our Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula and Parkville campuses.

Vendy, recently appointed as Monash’s new vending supplier, offer an extensive range of products with a focus on healthier drinks and snacks, like nuts, popcorn, crackers and cheese, muesli bars, sparkling and flavoured waters.

Vendy also promote new and innovative Australian-made products like Cobs popcorn, Rumbles nuggets, Blue Dinosaur bars, Nutty Squirrel trail mixes and Emma and Tom’s bars.

Traditional vending will still be available too, but Vendy hope to offer more variety for staff and students looking for a healthy snack option.

The new vending machines meet the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices Guidelines (50% green, 30% amber and 20% red drinks and snacks).  Monash will now seek recognition from the Victorian Government’s workplace Achievement Program for our significant commitment to providing more healthy choices in vending for our staff and students.  Keep a look out for the shiny new automated machines and check out the range of options available.

 Host a morning tea and raise funds for Cancer research!

Its not too late to show your support to the Cancer Council and raise funds for cancer research!

Get involved this year and do your part by organising a morning tea in your work area. 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

 Uni Mental Health and Wellbeing day

Monash’s first Uni Mental health and wellbeing day took place on Tuesday 2 May.  Close to 900 staff and students involved in face to face activities, workshops and seminars.  The Active Mental Health theme aimed to open up conversations about the relationship between mental and physical wellbeing, and there were quite a few exercise opportunities on offer – yoga, a netball tournament, the Menzies Climb etc.

‘’We had great traction with the ‘Step up for mental health Menzies climb’ video created by the Mental Health Champions.  It attracted a reach of over 40,000 people on Facebook!  With a community as large as Monash it’s fantastic to connect with those who are not on campus and reiterate we do place importance on staff wellbeing and we have services and programs to help” said Clare Swanson, Mental Health Programs Coordinator.

 Mindfulness for wellbeing, resilience and performance

 safeTALK, suicide awareness training

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. This half day workshop teaches participants to recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving mental health support.

Next training sessions is Friday 2 June at Peninsula.  Register here


Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

SumoSalad now open at Monash Sport Clayton!

With SumoSalad now open at Monash Sport, you can indulge in healthy snacks after your workout while fuelling your brain with nutritional meals. Check out their location and other offerings here.

Need variety in your workout?

The Exercise of the Week varies in focus, training styles and intensity making them the perfect way to add variety to your training. Find out more in the short video here.

Come and try our new Group Fitness Studio!

Our new Group Fitness Studio at Clayton campus is officially open to all members! A brand new ceiling with a new heating and cooling system are only some of the great features. Check out all the new features to the Group Fitness Studio here.

Pay less, play more!

Badminton has joined our court hire Happy Hour! Hire a badminton court for half the price between 12-2pm Monday-Friday.

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim – Registrations now open!

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is back again this year! Get a team together and swim for 24 hours in support of people with Multiple Sclerosis! More information here.



The 2017 Varsity Challenge Review

The 2017 Varsity Challenge went down the wire. Monash had a point to prove after narrowly going down in 2016, the drive to regain our rightful trophy was clear to see… Read more.

 Monash University continues its League of Legends dominance

Monash University has continued its great form in League of Legends, having one team win the grand final, in the University eSport League, and their second team finish third. Read more.

 Olympian Heming Hu dominating Australian Table Tennis

Monash University student and Olympian Heming Hu has had a brilliant start to the 2017 table tennis season. It was never in doubt that Heming Hu, who’s studying science and education, would become a star in table tennis… Read more.

Winter is coming, and so is Olympian Brodie Summers

Winter Olympian and current Monash University Student Brodie Summers is one of Australia’s finest skiers. Hailing from Perth, Brodie is a real medal chance for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in the moguls discipline. Read more.

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

Medibank Consultation on campus

Join Corporate Hospital and Extras by 30 June and get 6 Weeks Free. (3)

Medibank are going to be onsite offering information and consultations as follows:

15th June  |  Room 20 Chancellors Walk in Room E359  |  9.30am – 4.00PM

To make a booking simply email

  • 7% Discount for Monash University Employees
  • Use your extras how you want with a combined extras limit of up to $1500 per person per year, plus a separate limit for optical. (1)
  • Up to 80% back on extras at any recognised provider. (1)
  • Claim 100% back on optical items at any recognised provider up to $300 per person per year (2)

Further details and terms and conditions can be found on the website 

Departure Lounge discount

Departure Lounge offers discounted rates at selected Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties throughout Australia and New Zealand. These rates can be booked up to 12 months in advance. Get the most out of discounted rates by booking one month in advance for a minimum of three nights.


Monash University has been exclusively selected to receive an ‘extended’ invite from this Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 3rd June 2017.

We hope that you and your colleagues take advantage of our fantastic offer at the adiCentre, 40% OFF RRP (Exclusions Apply), please see details on the attached invite.

Please ensure that an appointment is made prior to visiting the store (details on the attached invite) and that you quote your company/business name when making an appointment.

This offer extends to Family and Friends of your company and can be used as frequently as one wishes between the above dates therefore we look forward to seeing everyone in-store.

** If anyone wishes to purchase via our online platform ( whilst in-store, they must have registered and created an ‘Account’ and placed items in their ‘Shopping Bag’ prior to attending adiCentre so as to promote an efficient shopping experience for all of our valued corporate customers – we thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information