Archive for March, 2018

Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – March 2018

Tuesday, March 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 March edition:

 Daylights savings is coming- seminar on simple strategies for better sleep

Did you notice its a bit darker in the morning when you wake up? On April 1st daylight saving is ending and clocks go backwards an hour. To help you get better night sleep, Richard Chambers will be delivering a presentation called simple strategies for better sleep.

This one-hour presentation will explore why exactly sleep is important and how much we really need. It will also outline simple strategies for improving sleep, including:

  • Diet & exercise
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Dealing with insomnia
  • Meditation

The session will be held on Tuesday 17th of April at 12:30pm, to register click here

If you would like to attend this session via zoom, please email

Flu vaccinations 2018

Flu season is upon us!  Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, debilitating and affect the whole body.

This year’s quadrivalent vaccine provides protection from 4 strains of influenza virus (2 strains of Influenza A and 2 straiflu-shot-logo-1473349883-8734ns of Influenza B) and is now available to Monash staff at several campus locations.

Bookings are easy to make via the Health Watch online booking system.  Look out for booking instructions from your area coordinator.

Staff must bring with them their booking confirmation email to show the nurse when they arrive at their appointment, as this will be proof of their booking.  This is an important and popular program and bookings are essential.

Mindfulness for Stress and Mental Health- Caulfield campus

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 24th of April
  • Time: 12:00-1:00pm
  • Location:  H235, Caulfield
  • Register here to attend

 Don’t let the Easter Break stop you in reaching your fitness goals!Pilates pic 01

Will you have too many chocolates eggs or hot cross buns over Easter? If you answered yes well don’t let this ruin your fitness goals! Get organised and grab your colleagues and register in one of the many wellbeing activities available at the Clayton and Caulfield campuses!

We have many fitness class like boxing, pilates, yoga or high intensity interval training and swimming classes too. New classes will be available on the Health and Wellbeing website soon, so keep a watchful eye as classes will fill out fast!

Alternatively if you want to organise a class for your faculty or division, complete the online form.

 Mindful Stress Reduction- Caulfield Campus

This group program for staff consists of six one-hour sessions and is designed to help you reduce stress, improve wellbeing and resilience, and increase workplace performance using mindfulness. It is an experiential program consisting of weekly practices, cognitive strategies and reflective activities designed to enhance both the professional and personal life of staff.

***Participants must be able to commit to all six weekly sessions***

Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 18 on Fridays 1 – 2pm

To register for the six week program, click here

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

Commonwealth Games Challenge!!

To celebrate the oncoming Commonwealth games in the Gold Coast, Monash Sport have begun preparations for our Commonwealth games challenge.

The competition will occur from April 4-15 in correlation with the Commonwealth games. The competition will take place over all three of the Monash campuses and will work on giving members a new experience in all the fitness options that Monash sport has to offer.

To go into the running of the three sets of prizes for bronze, silver or gold. You must:

Bronze– Use Monash Sport facilities 6 times throughout the length of the competition.

Silver-Use Monash Sport facilities 6 times throughout the length of the challenge and one extra challenge.

Gold-Use Monash Sport facilities 6 times throughout the length of the challenge and complete all of the extra challenges.

The extra challenges, on top of the 6 uses of Monash sport will consist of:

  • Your campuses monthly challenge
  • 250m swim/500m row
  • 1.5km Run
  • 3k ride

To read more into what it takes to participate in the challenge, click here.

Monash Sport Facility Enhancements

Completed in February, Monash sport focused on building new and improved Monash Sport fitness centres for all three Monash campuses.

The new enhancements include:

  • Installation of new lifting platforms, including installation of new weights.
  • Re-painting of Monash sport facilities creating a more professional look.
  • new, member friendly lockers, including pin locks and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
  • New spin bikes.
  • upgrade of all 20kg chrome olympic bars.
 Even though these are major improvements to our centres, we hope to roll out even more improvements throughout the year.
Have a look at our website to see what else we are working on.

Sumo Salad Autumn Special

Sumo Salad has launched their new Autumn 2018 Commando nourish bowl packed full of protein, fibre, and HEALTHY fats. To make it even better you can flex it your way with either chicken, beef, salmon or falafel.

Sumo Salad have also brought in some awesome seasonal specials:

  • $2 Mount Franklin water with any nourish bowl
  • Wellness Wednesday- get a Keri juice for only $2 every Wednesday
  • regular Deli salad and soup slammer for $12.95

Check out more about the Commando’s nourish salad here.



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

 Commonwealth Bank

Monash employees now have access to an exclusive range of banking, lifestyle and and retail product offers through the CommBank Workplace Banking program

Some of the offers available include access to the Wealth Package for home loans, credit cards, personal loans, everyday accounts, insurance, term deposits, financial planning and share trading,  and offers and discounts on a range of retail products and services.

Staff will also have access to the Workplace Banking web portal using the logon code MONASH on the centre of the page.   (Naturally, the banking offers are also available through any CommBank branch simply by letting their specialists know that you are a Workplace Banking employee, be sure to take in your recent payslip or identity card with you).

For more information about the program click here

 40% off at Adidas

Monash Uni has been exclusively selected to receive an invite from MONDAY 26TH MARCH 2018 – SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2018. *Promotion does not apply outside of these dates.

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 every individual makes an appointment prior to visiting our store (details on the attached invite) and please quote your company/business name when making an appointment and total booking attendance.

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. 

Please note upon your arrival we will ask to view the PDF invitation to confirm your booking.

 ** 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.

 RACV Bike Assist

RACV are delighted to offer all Monash students and staff 50% off RACV Bike Assist.

Whether it’s an accident, mechanical issue, puncture or even exhaustion, RACV Bike Assist will come to your aid. In the case of a puncture, an RACV Service Provider will be despatched to get you going again. For everything else, we’ll organise and pay for a Maxi Taxi to take you and your bike to a destination of your choice. (Taxi ride covered up to $50 per incident.) An annual subscription gives you up to 8 call-outs a year so you can go riding anytime and know you’re covered.

Monash Students and Staff receive a 50% discount on their first year of RACV Bike Assist.

Using promo code: MONASH50

For further information or to claim this offer please visit RACV Bike Assist or by calling RACV on 13 72 28.


Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information