Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – July 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 wellbeing@monash.edu

In the July edition:

A week’s worth of healthy snacks up for grabs!

To celebrate the launch of Healthy Vending at Monash, Monash students and staff can win a week’s worth of healthy snacks.

There are 30 snack bundles up for grabs and all you need to do is take a photo enjoying one of the many healthy snacks on offer, and post it to instagram.  The 30 most interesting photos posted during the promotional period will win one of the 30 pack giveaways on offer.  Click here for full details on how to enter.

 Free Health Checks on the way

Monash will be offering free health checks for staff commencing in August.

The free 20-minute health checks will be run at multiple Monash campuses and sites, and will include:

  • A check of your total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose and waist circumference all measured by a health professional.
  • An assessment of your type 2 diabetes risk, cardiovascular disease risk, and modifiable risk factors (smoking and exercise)
  • Individual results card, results consultation and recommendation.

Further information will be distributed to faculties and will also be available on the wellbeing website soon – so keep your eyes posted!

Save three lives-donate blood at Monash University

Bookings are open for the upcoming Blood Service visit to Monash University on 7th August 2017, so show your support and donate you blood.

8 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton from 9.30-5:00pm

Request an appointment today

Ride the red sharebikes for FREE

The Monash Bikeshare scheme is now free to all Monash staff and students at Clayton.  All you need to do is register!

Users whttps://widget.socialbicycles.com/36/619ill be able to hop on any of the 70 bikes available on-campus to travel from one point of Uni to another.

Clayton campus is a big place, so why not cut down your travel time and bike around!  From the bus loop to class, the carparks to Campus Centre, and from Halls to Menzies.  Ride for fun, ride for fitness, ride for free!

Sign up for your free membership here.

Dental Health Week- 7th of August-13th of August

Dental Health Week will run from 7th of August and this year’s focus is promoting oral health for busy lives.  Even with a busy lifestyle it is important to maintain good oral hygiene techniques and to make regular dental check-ups a priority.

Monash University Dental Clinic is located at the Clayton campus centre inside the UHS. New patients seen during dental health week will receive a free dental show bag.

Student discount available, we are member’s choice providers with Medibank Private and have an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon recently join our team. Call 99051000 to book an appointment.

Mental Health Silent Disco

Music is the universal language and millions of individuals are able to connect to it in their own unique way! Music also elevates mood and motivation, aids relaxation and encourages overall mental well-being!

During Winterfest the Mental Health Champions and Non Residential Colleges invite you to celebrate the connection between music and mental health at our Mental Health Silent Disco. 

  •  Tues 8 August – Caulfield Campus Green, Caulfield (12-2pm)
  • Wed 9 August – Northern Plaza, Clayton (12-2pm)

Register here to ensure you get headphones

It’s FREE event!

 From the 1st of August, smoking is off the menu

The Victorian Government is committed to continuing the state’s strong history of tobacco reforms. Smoking will soon be banned in all outdoor dining areas in Victoria while food is available.
From 1 August 2017, the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 will amend the Tobacco Act 1987 to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas. The ban will cover all outdoor dining areas at restaurants, cafes, take-away shops and licenced premises.

For more information on the upcoming legislation, please click here

Mindfulness for wellbeing, resilience and performance

Mindful Relationships

This program consists of 6 x weekly 60 minute sessions. You will learn how to use mindfulness and compassion training to reduce stress and improve your relationship with yourself and others. Research shows this results in better wellbeing and enhanced performance, as well as increased empathy and improved relationships.

Dates of the sessions are: Tuesdays, Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10 & 17

To attend, register here

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness involves a series of simple meditative practices and cognitive strategies to help change unproductive thought and behaviour patterns. Mindfulness can also be described as an attitude to living and may enhance:

  • – stress management
  • – work and study performance
  • – contentment, peace of mind and balance
  • – relationships at home and work
  • – concentration and focus in the moment
  • – resilience
  • – physical and emotional health

Date: 15th of August (Clayton campus) and October 3rd (Caulfield campus)

To attend, register here

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

WinterFest: Try out Glow Yoga!

Glow with the flow as the tranquility of yoga explodes in swirls of colour – under blacklight! The glow-in-the-dark yoga phenomenon meets silent disco at The Dome this WinterFest, with two intense sessions aided by music piped through noise-cancelling headsets. Wear your brightest and be a light in the winter dark!

Wed 9 Aug, 5pm, The Dome, Northern Plaza, Clayton campus. Buy your tickets here.

Monash Staff Games Recap

We had great fun hosting the Monash Staff Games last week, and the staff who participated enjoyed it as well! A lot of staff tried out sports they had never played before, all in the spirit of ‘having a go’ with their colleagues. We look forward to the Monash Staff Games next year!

Check out the full highlights from the two days of competition here, or check out the Facebook album.

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim! 

Help people living with Multiple Sclerosis by taking part in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim! The 24 hour swim event is great fun, and supports a great cause. More information here.

Semester 2 Group Fitness Timetable

The new timetable is now in full effect. Grab your copy at the Monash Sport Service Desk or view online via our website.

Video: How to use the Torsonator

Health and Fitness Instructor Romi shows you two ways to use the Torsonator, and explains how it can help your strength and stability. Got any questions? Ask any of friendly staff next time you come in for a workout. Watch the video here.


Heart of a warrior, plays like a Saint – Daniel McKenzie

At pick 22 in the 2014 AFL draft, the St. Kilda football club selected Daniel McKenzie from the Oakleigh Chargers…more.

Empowering women to break boundaries – Aira Abarra

It is refreshing to see someone go against the grain of society to follow their passion. Whilst currently completing her studies in nursing and midwifery, Aira is also competing as a professional powerlifter…more.

Connecting with culture, the Indigenous University Games is more than a sporting event

The 2017 Indigenous University Games presents an opportunity for indigenous students from across Australia to come together and compete in a variety in sports…more.

Gunning for gold, ultimate frisbee built for success

Monash University has a tradition of success in ultimate frisbee, one which will hopefully be continued at the 2017 Southern University Games…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

Allianz has partnered with Monash University! 

Monash University has partnered with Allianz to offer exclusive online discounts across a wide range of insurance products. Allianz operates in Australia, employing approximately 4,300 staff and is one of Australia’s largest general insurers. With over 3.1 million policy holders, Allianz is the brand more Australians are relying on.

Purchase online to receive the following discounts:

  • Up to 20% off Allianz Comprehensive Car Insurance*
  • Up to 15% off Allianz Home Insurance*
  • Up to 15% off Allianz Landlord Insurance*

How do I access this Employee Benefit?

  1. Visit the following website: http://monashuniversity.mybenefits.com.au
  2. Conveniently quote & buy online 24/7
  3. Applicable discounts are automatically applied via this portal
  4. Read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement/s to decide if the product is right for you.

Note: the above discounts are only available online at http://monashuniversity.mybenefits.com.au. and are not available through the Allianz Contact Centre.

Further information about terms and conditions can be found here

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.

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information

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