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

 Whats happening during the 10,000 Steps Challenge 

The 10,000 Steps Challenge is off and running with close to 2200 participants joining in.  Staff and students can be seen getting together with their teams walking our beautiful campuses while getting healthy.  To help you clock up those steps, we’ve got plenty of events happening during the challenge.  Each week there will be a focus on a different health area, including mental health, nutritional health physical health and financial health. All events and activities are free to join and are open to all staff and 10,000 steps members at different campuses and sites.  To see what’s on, click here.

  Why not join us on a tour and clock up some steps as well! 

Buildings and Property will be delivering tours around the Clayton and Caulfield campuses next week. Come and join us on a tour of our retailers, our landscapes and architecture and learn about the sustainability of our campuses and buildings.

These tours are free to join and provide a great opportunity to see the campus in a different light, all while gaining some extra steps.

Places are limited so sign up soon and don’t miss out.

OHS Conference 2018

World record holder Jessica Watson headlines this year’s Monash University OHS Conference, along with a live mock OHS Court to be facilitated by Mock Court International.

A highlight of the Conference will be the presentation of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Exceptional Contribution to Occupational Health and Safety.

This year’s Conference will be held in Monash University’s flagship Learning and Teaching Building.

Monash OH&S invites you to attend a day of fascinating, engaging and inspiring addresses from a combination of highly regarded external and Monash University presenters.

The Conference program will provide:

  • an overview of the risks and safety strategies Jessica Watson implemented in becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the world in 2009;
  • a live mock OHS court experience simulating a prosecution for a breach of the safety legislation;
  • an update of the latest safety initiatives at Monash University; and
  • other thought-provoking health and safety presentations.

A healthy and delicious complimentary lunch will be provided for all who register for the Conference before 12 October 2018.

 We had an amazing day, did you?

The Global Walk/Run went spectacularly this semester with the weather shining everyday throughout the week. We had successful events at all campuses and sites with great attendance at each location.

Hundreds of staff and students came together to enjoy Global Walk Run events across our campuses and sites last week.

At Clayton, close to 400 participants took advantage of the sunshine and met up at the Northern Plaza, to enjoy the day.

Brett Lavale, Director, Monash Sport, welcomed participants to the event, and spoke about the Universities commitment to enhancing the wellbeing and health of staff and students through events such as this. He also noted that the event formed part of the Monash Sports Day, Monash in Motion.

Ms Helen Powell, Ambassador for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, talked to participants about the need to support the great research being done by the OCRF into early detection of ovarian cancer, and urged women to get themselves checked early.

Participants then enjoyed a fun warmup ahead of the walk or run across campus, before coming together at the end to enjoy a healthy choice lunch and festivities.

For the first time, the run was timed with first place honours going to:

  • Male Staff category: Jeffrey Wright
  • Female Staff category: Elka Mallon
  • Female Student category: Claire Baxter
  • Male Student category: Bashir Ahmad Husaini

The event, brought together by Monash Wellbeing, Monash Sport and Team Monash, is one of many activities aimed at supporting and improving the physical and mental health and wellbeing of staff and students.

Check out the photo album on workplace!

Monash Sport News, Events and Offers

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

The Monash MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is now in its 7th year and is one of the fastest growing community fundraising efforts. The event will be held at Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre. Last year over 50 swimmers helped raise more than $20,000. This year the aim is make the event bigger and fill the pool.It’s not too late to register or donate to the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, visit our event page or call 1300 733 690. Read more here.

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.


Melbourne Marathon

Join Team MONASH at the 2018 Melbourne Marathon Festival!Run or walk with your fellow students, staff and alumni, race past Melbourne’s famous landmarks, and experience the rare opportunity of finishing with a lap of the hallowed turf of the MCG!As part of this wonderful event, the Monash community are coming together to support Asylum Seekers at Monash University. We have already raised $39,000 for Monash University’s Asylum Seeker Scholarships this year, and our goal is to reach $50,000 during the Melbourne Marathon festival. With your help, we can make this happen.Monash University is proudly supporting this initiative by offering a $50 Coles-Myer gift card when participants raise over $150 for the cause.For more information and to register, visit: https://www.monash.edu/teammonash/events/community/melbourne-marathon

Monash in Motion Officially Launched

For the 3rd year, Monash Council and Monash University will be the ‘City in Motion’ for Australia, jointly hosting a major community-sporting event from 16 August to 15 November 2018.

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


Monash Uni has been exclusively selected to receive an invitation from MONDAY 1ST  OCTOBER 2018 – SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 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.

Westpac has joined Monash University

We wanted to share the good news that Monash University has teamed up with Westpac to bring you Workplace Banking. You can now receive exclusive discounts on new home loans, credit cards, everyday bank accounts and much more. Simply visit the Westpac Workplace Banking website and enter MONASH18 for details of all the benefits that are available.

Medibank is coming to Clayton

As a Monash University employee you’ll get:

  • A separate flexible annual extras limit for each person to use on included extras.1
  • Up to 80% back on included extras at any recognised provider, up to annual limits.1
  • Plus a separate limit on optical items with 100% back at up to $300 per person per year.2
  • A simple claims process for most extras with the Medibank App.
  • And a bonus 7% discount each month just for being a Monash University employee.

Medibank representatives are available at our campus to discuss and explain your options on the following days:

Clayton Campus – Wednesday 29th & Tuesday 30th October 10am to 3pm

If you would like to review your health cover with Medibank, please click here to book a 1:1 consult with one of their dedicated Corporate consultants, alternatively call 131 680 or visit https://corporate.medibank.com.au/monashuni/

Visit employee benefits and discounts for staff for more information

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