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

In the April edition:

 Universities Mental Health and Wellbeing Day- May 1st

Australia and New Zealand University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day will take place on Tuesday 1 May, 2018 but events will be running throughout the week.

This year’s theme is ‘Community’.  Having strong connections to others is vital for our mental and physical wellbeing as as it;

  • Creates a sense of belonging which leads to reduced isolation
  • Boost resilience during stressful life events and changes
  • Aids recovery from physical or mental illness

There will be a number of events and presentations on to spotlight this campaign including;

For the full list of events see the Uni Mental Health Day webpage and keep up to day by joining the Facebook event

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great opportunity for colleagues to get together to share a cuppa and some healthy and delicious food, while raising funds for those affected by cancer. Every dollar raised helps to fund more cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

In 2017, supporters helped raise a staggering $11.9 million. We’d love to top this incredible total in 2018 to over $13 million!

Get involved this year and do your part by organising a morning tea in your work area. While the official day for the morning tea is Thursday 24th May, 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

Mindfulness for Stress and Mental Health- Parkville 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 8th of May
  • Time:12:00-1:00
  • Register here to attend the session

  Coming soon! Retail Green Labeling 

We’re making the healthy choice the easy choice for staff and students at Monash. Over the past couple of months we’ve been working with our food retailers to identify the Green – best choice foods available in store.  We’ve completed 13 stores and will continue to roll out our Green labeling until all the retail outlets at Monash have easy to identify healthy food choices.  Look out for the Green labels, these foods are chock full of amazing nutrients and have less nasties (fat, sugar and salt). They are fresh, good for you and delicious!

  Introducing the new Beginners Abs, Yoga, Pilates Combination Program

Have you been unsure what new exercise program you should do? Haven’t done exercise in awhile and need something low impact? Well this class is for you!

The beginner combo class gives you a small taste of 3 different programs.  The abs class is engaging abdominal workout activating your upper, lower and side abdominal area, as well as incorporating your inner core stabilisers. This abs class will get your heart racing and your abs working.

Hatha Yoga is a complete mind and body workout that will improve your balance, increase flexibility and build a fluid strength in the body and mind. With Hatha Yoga you can overcome daily stress and increase wellbeing by working with posture (asana), breathing (pranayama) and relaxation (yoga nidra).

The pilates sessions improves core strength, flexibility and posture. This class will tone and strengthen the deep and superficial abdominals, gluteals, hips and thighs.

To try out this new class, sign up here

 Reminder: 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.

 Where can one million steps take you? 

The Prime Minister’s One million steps has started! From now until August 11 you can win prizes for being active. Reach one million steps, or log 100 walks, and you’ll go into the major prize draw for an Auswalk holiday! And there are more prizes along the way.

How do you join?

Getting started is easy! Just download the Heart Foundation walking app and link this to Apple Health, Google Fit or Fitbit. The app will automatically register you, track your steps and enter you into the prize draws.  If you want to walk with others or you don’t have a smartphone, join a Heart Foundation Walking group.

What are you waiting for? Start your journey to one million steps today!

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

Mental Health and Wellbeing Day at Sport!

Join us to celebrate the University Mental Health Day! On May 1, to help in managing mental health at Monash University, we are offering a number of classes FREE to all Monash University students and staff.

  • Clayton: 12:05pm – Yoga (Group Fitness Studio)
  • Clayton: 12:00 – 2:00pm – Casual Swimming at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool
  • Caulfield: 1:10pm – HIIT (Chisholm Hall)
  • Peninsula: 5:30pm – Body Balance (MPARC, Level 1)

Spaces are limited – sign up here: https://www.monash.edu/mental-health-day/clayton-events

Doug Ellis Main Pool Maintenance Project

To enhance your experience at Monash Sport, the Doug Ellis pool is undergoing an essential maintenance project. The Main Pool (including the Leisure Pool) will be closed over a period of approximately 5 months.

During this period, there will be some periods of revised access to the Variable Pool and the Sauna, Spa and Steam room.

For more information, revised hours, and to discuss your membership options, visit our website, or contact the Service Desk at 9905 4102.

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.



Wings for Life – Sunday May 6

Wings for Life World Run is now only days away, with spots filling up fast! Join Team Monash in aiming to put together the worlds largest team. Make a real difference in spinal cord research and finding a cure – 100% of your entry fee is a charitable donation directly to research.

We have just over 200 entries, and need more to smash our target! Hosted Sunday night May 6, Monash are also organising buses and transport from Caulfield and Clayton to make accessing the run even easier for #teammonash runners.

Join now before spots fill up!

Move in May – Sunday May 20

Join us at Move In May, the largest public community event of this scale that supports and celebrates International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

An all inclusive Fun Run/Walk that results in a post event celebration that welcomes anyone who believes in equality and inclusion – regardless of sexuality and/or gender. We have 50 TeamMONASH tops to giveaway for the first to register to get in quick before you miss out!

Click here to find out more and register.

Commonwealth Games Recap

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

 Last Chance! 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 (www.adidas.com.au) 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.

  BUPA are coming to your campus! Free 1:1 consultations!

BUPA care coming to Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula and Parkville campus on the 22nd and 23rd of May. If you would like to review your health insurance or are thinking of joining book an appointment here

The current benefits with BUPA, can be found here

 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

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information

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