Archive for February, 2018

Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – February 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

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 February edition:

Sign up today for the Global Walk/Run on your campus!global-promo-image

The bi-annual Monash Global Walk/Run kicks off early this year in the week of the 19th to 22nd of March.

All staff and students are invited to get their walking shoes on and take part in the event to be held across all Monash campuses and sites.  The event will commence at 12.15pm with a walk or run and will conclude with a Health Smart lunch.  Participants at each campus will also go in the draw to win some great prizes.

Delivered in conjunction with Wellbeing at Monash, Monash Sport and Team Monash, the event aims to raise an awareness of preventing violence against women and the work done by the White Ribbon Foundation.  White Ribbon Australia is launching a new campaign called “Cheese for Change” and we want you to join in!  A gold donation to help raise funds for White Ribbon’s vital primary prevention work will be greatly appreciated

So, why not take a step toward better health and be part of the global Monash community.

For more information and to register visit our website

 SWAP 4 Week Food Preparation Course

The Healthy Eating SWAP program will inspire you to change the way you think about meals and meal preparation with some good food advice on making healthy choices the easy choices and demonstrating and tasting of new recipes that are easy to prepare and incorporate into your daily meals. This program will consist of four 45 minutes sessions running over 4 weeks and aimed at making improved nutritional choices easier and interesting for you and your family. Some food samples will be provided each week

Topics for each week include:

  • Week 1:Menu planning and shopping list development for busy families
  • Week 2:Incorporating more fruit vegetables and legumes
  • Week 3:Easy family meals incorporating the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Week 4:Packed lunch ideas for the workplace

Class dates:6/3, 13/3, 20/3 and 27/3

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location:  Brolga Room G04 and Kingfisher Room G05 , 30 Research Way, Clayton

Cost: $50 for all four weeks. Faculty and divisional subsides maybe available, please contact if you are unsure

Register here, to secure your spot. Please note limited places are available so sign up today!

 Mindfulness for Stress and Mental Health

Mindfulness can be described as a form of meditation but also a way of living and working. One of the main reasons for the rise of interest in mindfulness in this fast-paced, high-pressure modern world is because of its ability to help people to manage stress and enhance mental and emotional wellbeing. This interactive and experiential presentation will explore how mindfulness meditation and a series of simple cognitive strategies based on mindfulness can help reduce stress and foster greater resilience and better mental health.

  • Date: Tuesday 27th of March
  • Time: 12:00-1:00pm
  • Location:  M1 Lecture Room, 35 Rainforest Walk, Clayton
  • Register here to attend

 Ride to Uni

It is that time of year again where the weather is getting warmer and people are getting back on their bikes.    Monash University is a proud supporter of Ride2Uni Day, celebrating the benefits of riding and bringing the Monash cycling community together. It gets people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and helps frequent riders to stay motivated and encourages their workmates to get involved.  Details on how to register are available as below:

  • Clayton 8-9.30am at the Southern Precinct Bike Arrival Station
  • Clayton 8-9.30am at the James Gormley Bike Arrival Station
  • Caulfield 12.45 at Monash Sport, Chisholm Hallon the Caulfield Common
  • Peninsula 8-9:30am at MPARC (Building W)
  • Parkville (8-9am) Venue to be confirmed

 Catering Showcase- “Dine and Dusted” 

On Wednesday 7 February we launched the new Monash catering website with a catering showcase attended by over 70 Monash staff and 10 Monash caterers at the Banquet Rooms. Our amazing Monash caterers, including Artichoke and Whitebait, Cinque Lire, Grafali, Guzman y Gomez, Monash Catering, Monash Club, Roll’d, Saporo, Supernatural and Sushi Sushi all put on a feast!

The website is your one-stop-shop to order delicious and nutritious catering for your next event. All of the menus on the website comply with the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices Guidelines and bring Monash one step closer to gaining accreditation for our efforts to promote healthy food choices on campus. The catering website is a collaborative project between the Monash Wellbeing team, and a team of placement students from the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food. We also worked with Monash Finance to ensure all the caterers on the website use consolidated invoicing – meaning no additional admin for you. Enjoy!

Check out the amazing food from the day here

 We are changing but we are still here -Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Look out for the rebranding of Monash’s EAP provider. DTC will role out its rebrand in the next month, so look out for a different name and a refreshed approach but expect the same high-quality, professional, confidential counselling services that are free-of-charge to all University employees and their immediate family members. EAP has been helping our staff who have been experiencing work-related, personal and/or health issues.  While the name will change, the contact numbers will remain the same.


Are you a manager or supervisor?  Don’t forget managerAssist!  Its a practical and useful tool that can assist our Supervisors and Managers in their role.  It can help you keep on top of your game when facing changes, conflict, planning and people-management issues.

Maintaining a Mindful Life

Building upon the introductory Mindfulness for Wellbeing Peak and Performance, this course will show you how can embed mindfulness into all aspects of your life. This course is intended for people with previous experience of practising mindfulness and we strongly recommend completing the introductory course Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance before doing this more advanced course.

The course will start on March 19th, register here

 It’s time to save three lives- Donate Blood at the Clayton Campus!

Bookings are open for the upcoming Blood Service visit to Monash University on Monday 12th of March , so show your support and donate you blood.

Monash Sustainable Development Institute Building ,8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton from 9.00-5:00pm

Request an appointment today

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

Holi Festival Comes Back to Monash!

Bringing different communities and individuals together, the Holi Festival (Rang Barase Festival of Colours) is back!

Featuring dry colour dusting, live performances, camel rides, amusement rides, a variety of stalls, and DJ Ash Unleash Desibeast, this event invites you to come together and enjoy the companionship and friendship amongst members of the Monash Community.

Happening on Sunday 11th March, entry to this event is free to all. Register your attendance here!

Group Fitness Semester 1 Timetable


Commenced 19 February, our Semester 1 timetable is officially live! Check out our new class times on our website.

This semester, we have an additional 1:40pm Abs class, a 7:30pm Zumba, and two 12:05pm Cycle classes on Monday and Friday! Be sure to check for altered times as well!

Sumo Salad Summer Special

The latest Sumo Salad’s Summer of Flex is here! Continuing their Flexitarian theme, Sumo is bringing you four fresh new salads and the brand new sweet cocoa Power Pot to fuel your workout with a protein hit!

Come down and check out their amazing seasonal specials – $2 Keri Juice on Wellness Wednesdays, two Power Pots for $10, and more!



Brodie Summers’ Recovery Route to the Olympics

Whilst gearing up for the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in PyeongChang, Monash Business Specialist student Brodie Summers had his preparation take a turn for the worst. Brodie was landing a routine jump when his knee gave way, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Read our blog to follow his journey to recovery.

Evonne Goolagong: moulding the next generation of Indigenous athletes

Tennis great Evonne Goolagong is making it her mission to ‘positively influence’ the future of the next generation of Indigenous youth. Through her tennis program/camp and foundation, Evonne promotes better health, education and employment. Follow our blog to read more about Evonne’s program.

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 are coming to you! 

As part of the partnership between Medibank and Monash University, you can now take advantage of some great discounts! Medibank representatives are available at our campus to discuss and explain your options on the following days:

  • Clayton Campus – Tuesday 20th March 9:30am to 4pm & Wednesday 21st March 9:30am to 4pm
  • Caulfield Campus – Monday 19th March 10am to 2pm
  • Parkville Campus – Monday 19th March 10am to 2pm
  • Peninsula Campus – Thursday 22nd March 10am to 2pm

If you would like to review your health cover with Medibank, please click here to book a 1:1 consult with one of their dedicated Corporate consultants, alternatively call 131 680 or visit

Sign up today to Travel club and you can Win a trip for 2 to Fiji! 

As a valued employee you are invited to join Travel Club, your dedicated leisure travel team, for FREE and receive $50 voucher to spend on your first holiday booking!

For a limited time only – for all employees who register before 31 March 2018, will receive an entry into the draw to WIN a trip for 2 to Fiji with a 2 hour travel photo shoot! They an also Refer A Colleague for more entries!

Travel Club is an exclusive members club dedicated to creating amazing hassle-free holidays. You will have access to amazing travel benefits such as Hand-picked Club Deals, FREE Bonus Nights, Flash Sales, VIP Service, our monthly Deals and of course $50 OFF your first booking.

Becoming a member only takes a minute, simply visit this link to join

To book your dream holiday today, contact the team of experts via our website,  on 1300 556 984, or drop them an email and get your holiday off to a flying start.

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information