Wellbeing @ Monash and Monash Sport newsletter – July 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 July edition:

Free Health Checks on the way

Monash will be offering free health checks for staff commencing mid 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 by Faculties and Departments shortly.

Time to dust off your runners… 10,000 Steps Challenge is coming soon

It’s back again for another year! We’re inviting you to get a team of five together and make every step count.  And don’t worry, if you don’t have a team but would love to join the challenge, we can find one for you!

Starting on 1st October this year’s challenge will take you on a 50-day virtual tour of the globe.  You’ll find out where soon!

Registrations will open the week of the 20th of August, so start choosing your team members now.   Your faculty or division will be sending out information in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out in your inbox for the call to register.  And, don’t forget to also check whether your area is funding staff participation.

More information will be available on the Health and Wellbeing website shortly.

Target 2025 Countdown to Tobacco Free Victoria 

Monash University signs up to “Target 2025 Countdown to tobacco free Victoria” joining over 24 leading health and community groups who have united to reduce Victoria’s smoking rate. Today’s launch at the Cancer Council led by Todd Harper CEO Vic Health reminds us of the importance of healthy smoke free environments as well as the high risk of premature death, chronic disease and disability for smokers who continue to smoke.   Monash supports its staff and students who wish to quit the habit through fully funded QUIT programs.  Information is available at the wellbeing website.

Do you know if you’re at high risk of Diabetes?

Glucose meter with result of measurement sugar level, healthy food, dumbbells for fitness and tape measure, concept of diabetes, slimming, healthy lifestyle

Did you know that 1 person every 5 minutes is diagnosed with this disease! Sometimes we think it cannot affect us, but statistics show a different reality. To find out your risk complete the 30 second questionnaire . If you are at high risk, Monash wants to help you.
We are offering a Life group course to help you reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
The Life! group course involves a one-on-one introductory session and five group sessions run across a six month period.  The group course offers the knowledge, skills, support and expert advice needed to make lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  1. Session 1: What is diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Why am I at risk?
  2. Session 2: Nutrition – fat, fibre, salt, sugar, alcohol, food label reading (this session is run by a dietitian).
  3. Session 3: Physical activity – how to get started, what intensity should I be working at, strength training and how to sit less (this session is run by an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist).
  4. Session 4: Managing lapses, social eating, mindful eating, how to reduce stress, relaxation, sleep and social support.
  5. Session 5: Recap and reflect: healthy living goals, managing lapses, setting goals for the future.

If you want to attend this sessions starting in September please email wellbeing@monash.edu 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) refresher course

This is a five hour face-to-face course that allows people who have previously completed the two-day Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills and extend their accreditation for a further three years.

Clayton – Friday 10 August,  10am – 3pm
Clayton – Monday 22 October,  10am – 3pm

Details on the program can be found here

  Dental Health Week- 6th of August-12th of August

Dental Health Week will run from 6 th of August and this year’s focus is “Watch Your Mouth”. Its aim is to educate about the importance of maintaining overall good oral health.

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 9905 1000 to book an appointment.


Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

Member Breakfasts In August

Member breakfasts are coming up again!

Set your alarms for an early morning, healthy, breakfast.

Time – 7.00am – 9.30am

Peninsula – Monday 6 August, MPARC Main Foyer

Caulfield – Thursday 9 August, Fitness Centre, Level 1, Building S

Clayton – Friday 10 August, Group Fitness Studio and Doug Ellis Swimming Pool Foyer

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.

Monash Staff Games – 19 & 20 July, 2018

Held at Clayton Campus, the Monash Staff Games were an opportunity for staff across all Victorian campuses of the University to play modified sports in a fun and friendly environment.

The 2018 Monash Staff Games offered a number of different sports and activities with an emphasis on getting involved and ‘having a go’.

View the wrap up video here!


Run Melbourne –  Sunday July 29

Join Team MONASH as we combine with the External Relations, Development and                       
Alumni office to participate in the Run Melbourne event for the first time!

Click here to find out more and register.



Chancellor’s Cup Golf Day

“The Chancellor’s Cup Golf Day is a wonderful opportunity for Monash alumni and friends to join the University in this endeavour.”

Join us for a day of golf while raising funds for our Elite Student Performer Scheme and affiliated sporting clubs.




11th Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships

Two Monash University students will represent Australia at the 11th Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships! Brynner and Melinda will be donning their club and Australian colours in Hungary next week, to read more about them visit our blog.


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

  Stay warm this winter with Mountain Warehouse! 

Mountain Warehouse are offering Monash University staff a 10% online discount on their great range of outdoor clothing and equipment.

Staff can redeem this discount by using the code MONASHSTAFF10 at the checkout on their website.

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount voucher or for the purchase of gift vouchers or ski packages. Discount can only be redeemed online.


The Adicentre at Mulgrave is giving Monash University a 40% OFF RRP (Exclusions Apply) discount on their products from today until Saturday 28th of July only *Promotion does not apply outside of these dates.

We hope that you and your colleagues take advantage of the offer at the adiCentre, 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.

 HSBC Home Loan Offer

HSBC Home Loans Here’s why an HSBC Premier Standard Variable Rate can make all the difference. This offer has been extended to 31st of August! 

No up-front fees – $0 Establishment Fee (a saving of $600), $0 Settlement Fee and $0 Valuation Fee (saving up to $225). No monthly HSBC Premier service fees (saving $420 a year)

  • Personal Premier Relationship Manager for hassle-free refinancing.
  • Unlimited over payments and free online redraws.
  • 100% offset to help you save.

Please explore the benefits here www.hsbc.com.au/corporatepartners

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information

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