Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – July 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 wellbeing@monash.edu   In the July edition:

Wellbeing Events and News

Women’s Health Week- 5th-9th of SeptemberWomens Health week 2016

September 5th -9th 2016 is Women’s Health Week

This year, the week will focus on the question that every woman asks herself at sometime ‘Am I Normal?’ Wether it’s about weight, body image, mental health or sex.  So let’s get rid of the elephant in the room and start talking about those topics on everyone’s mind.

Jean Hailes General Practitioner, Dr Deidre Bentley, will be presenting the session which will include topics on body image, healthy weight, exercise, mental health and looking after yourself at any age.

The presentation will be held on Monday 5th of September at the Clayton Campus.

To register click here

10,000 Step Challenge coming soon!100000stepslogo2

Get ready…registrations for the Monash 10,000 Steps Challenge will open soon.

This year, there will be some great new changes.

Watch this space for more news and information on the challenge soon.

Dental Health Week, Women and Oral Health, 1st-7th of AugustDental Health week 2

Several events such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause can have a dramatic impact on the health of women’s teeth and oral health.

Monash University dental clinic is located at the Clayton Campus Centre, Health Services and our dentists are here to demonstrate good oral health techniques to help overcome gum disease in women.

With a university student discount available and preferred providers for patients with MBP dental extras, call 9905 1000 to book an appointment.

More information on Women Dental Health Week, Women and Oral Health, click here.

Don’t let winter hold you back!SWAP Image no year

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: wellbeing@monash.edu.

Save the date for R U Okay Day?

R U OK? Day is a national day of action that reminds us that every person and every conversation counts. On September 8th we encourage all staff and students to get involved in the day, here is how you can get involved:

  • Encourage staff to register for safeTALK, suicide awareness training (3.5 hour course)
  • Invite your mental health first aid ambassador to speak at your staff meeting
  • Organise an introductory Mental Health Awareness seminar for your staff
  • Put on an event eg. Yellow food morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, lunchtime walkr u ok
  • Promote the range of mental health services and resources available to staff
  • Organise team building activities (e.g. a sport or dance competition)
  • Include promotion in your newsletters, Facebook pages, webpages etc.
  • Incorporate yellow into your outfit
  • Share Monash mental health resources (see flyers and posters online)
  • Provide paper speech bubbles for people to write their tips for having an open and post on a communal wall
  • Allocate time for people to call a friend or family member during work hours

Upcoming Mental Health Programsmental health busy mind

At Monash we have a suite of programs available to educate staff about common mental health issues, how to support others and look after your own wellbeing.  We encourage you to take advantage of these options;

Get on a bike and let’s ride!Bikeshare

The Monash Bikeshare scheme is up and running on the Clayton campus for staff and student to use.  The bikes can be booked online or using a downloadable app and will be available for use by anybody at a low cost. When you sign up to become a member you will be issued a pin to use to lock and un-lock the smart, comfortable and convenient bikes.  For your convenience, helmets will be attached to the bikes.

There are several membership types available to suit your specific usage needs including

  • pay-as you go
  • semester
  • annual

You can ride the specially-equipped bikes in and around campus and simply lock up at any of the designated hubs at the end of your ride. Need to run an errand to somewhere without a hub? No problem. The bikes are equipped for temporary lock up to non-hub bike hoops during a ride; you simply enter your pin and press ‘hold’ so that nobody takes your bike.

Register now! To register, download the app, or find out more information including membership options, visit: http://monashbikeshare.com/

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

Winterfest is back at Monash Sport!

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With WinterFest just around the corner, Monash Sport is excited to host Let It Glow, the finale the week long WinterFest.

On Friday 12 August, during week 3 of semester, Monash Sport will be transformed into a wonderland of light and colour. With rides, food trucks, and all sorts of entertainment, including a DJ pumping all the latest tunes, there is something fun for everyone.

Let It Glow will also see the opening of the new Monash Tan (running / walking track surrounding Monash Sport) with the Light Up the Night Fun Run/Walk. In a sea of light and neon colour participants will be able to walk or run around the new track lined with colourful light, while also being decked out in glow sticks and neon paint themselves.

Of course, what festival would be complete without the favourite show-stopping fireworks. At 7:30pm the night sky will come to life in spectacular fashion with a shower of light and colour in a breath-taking fireworks display.

See more information on Let it Glow, or you can register for the Light Up the Night Fun Run/Walk.

Our Tenth Monash Games!

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Monash Games has been running for a decade now, and even after ten long years, the games were as tough and exciting as ever. Everyone came out with a positive attitude and came ready to play which saw a great day for everyone.

Featuring over 1,000 participants (a mix of students and staff) Monash Games even saw the introduction of a new sport to the format, Ultimate Frisbee.

Read on for a full wrap of the staff competition.

And for photos, check out our Facebook page.

Group Fitness Timetable – New Classes!

We are excited to announce two brand new classes have been added to the group fitness timetable for semester 2, HIIT Cycle and Piloxing.

HIIT Cycle is a great class for those who may be short on time. This 30 minute high intensity cardio class aims to achieve results in a short time frame through short fat burning bursts of intense cardio. Don’t let this scare you though, the class is suitable for all fitness levels as you have the option to control your individual workout.

Piloxing is an exciting and unique class that combines elements from pilates and boxing. This dynamic class offers the benefits of flexibility and sculpting from pilates with the power, speed, and agility offered from boxing to offer a physically and mentally empowering workout targeted at building muscle and stamina.

Our new Semester 2 Timetable is now in effect – check it out here, or grab your copy from Monash Sport today!

Healthy Habits in Winter

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During the cold winter months it is easy for us to slip into bad eating habits. The cold weather brings about a sense of wanting to be cozy and warm under a blanket or sat in front of a heater or fireplace, which can lead to wanting to eat easy comfort food. However, winter is a time to keep on top of good nutrition and healthy habits to help keep us in top shape and to prevent and combat colds and flu that are frequent during this time of year.

Even though it may be cold and wet, drinking water is still a vital part of staying healthy throughout the year, so make sure you get those 8 glasses of water a day into your system.

Read on for some healthy recipes we’ve found to keep you warm and firing on all cylinders!

The Ten Hidden Benefits of Swimming

Social wellbeing, goal orientation, intelligence and slowing down the again process? Find out more hidden benefits of swimming and how it can help here.

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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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

TeamMONASH Events and News

Monash University’s 2016 Rio Olympians!

Nine students have now been confirmed on the Australian Olympic Team, over a range of sports from Archery to Rowing! Click here to see profiles on them all! #MonashPride

Caroline Marton – Taekwondo
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)

Heming Hu – Table Tennis
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Laetisha Scanlan- Shooting
Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Alec Potts – Archery
Bachelor of Business

Leanne Choo – Badminton
Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Sawan Serasinghe – Badminton
Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Matthew Chau – Badminton
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering

Karsten Forsterling – Rowing
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Josh Dunkley-Smith – Rowing
Bachelor of Arts

Upcoming events

We also have a range of upcoming events that you can get involved in. You can register now for the always popular Melbourne Marathon and Around the Bay in a Day events, head to our website here to register and join TeamMONASH.

Southern University Games

Men and Women's Cross Country

The 2016 Southern University Games was a huge success for Monash. Monash had teams in 7 sports, and won 5 Overall Pennants. Monash dominated in Cross Country, Table Tennis and Squash, with Golds and Overall Team Pennants won in all three, and even won the first e-sport held in the University Games, which saw Monash crowned League of Legends champions. Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2016 Southern University Games. For a full run down of the competition click here.

More success for TeamMONASH!

Beach Handball at Budapest

Jim BrennanMonash Medicine Alumnus Jim Brennan just competed in Budapest at the 2016 Beach Handball World Championships. As the Australian Team’s Goalkeeper, he was integral to their winning more games at the World Champs than any Australian team before them. Jim was a member of the Monash University Talented Student Program before graduating last year. He transferred his Beach Handball goalkeeping skills to futsal while studying to help the Monash University Futsal team win back to back Gold Medals at the Australian University Games.

Under 23 World Rowing Championships

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Monash Engineering and Design Double Degree student, Katie Michelmore, has just been selected in the Australian Team for the U23 Rowing World Championships in Rotterdam next month. Katie will be rowing in the Women’s 8. Katie is a member of the Monash University Elite Student Performer Scheme, which will allow her the opportunity to compete in August without detrimentally impacting her studies. Good luck Katie!

Monash Motorsport on the World Stage

Monash MotorsportAfter winning the Australian Championships, the Monash Motorsport team got the chance to compete at the UK Formula Student Championships last week. The five day competition saw impressive results for the Monash team, including finishing 2nd in the Cost, Acceleration and Skidpad categories. However unfortunately on Day 5 during the Endurance category their car shore a half-shaft and was unable to finish. With more competitions in Europe coming including the Austria Formula Student Championships, they’re only going to do better.

Employee benefits and discounts

Need a holiday? 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..

Discounts on Magazines

Magshop (ACP Magazines) offers a 10% discount on titles such as APC, Australia PC User, Australian Geographic, Cosmo, Money, Motor, Wheels and more.

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

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