During these periods of uncertainty, supporting staff wellbeing becomes more important than ever.
The University is making every effort to expand its wellbeing support for staff with additional resources to help us through the specific challenges bought on by COVID-19.
You can prioritise your own health and wellbeing by taking some time to participate in staff wellbeing events in March, and encouraging your colleagues to do the same.
Medibank on-campus consultations
Make sure you’re getting the most out of your family’s health cover. Join Corporate Hospital and Flexi Extras cover by 31 March and you’ll get six weeks free.
Wednesday 3 March
Free staff massages, compliments of Medibank
Always popular with staff, there’s a waitlist option to make the most of any last-minute cancellations, and the option to book ahead over coming months (staff are asked not to book multiple appointments to ensure all staff have a chance to benefit from this program).
Register >> (select ‘Medibank staff massages’ from Session drop down menu)
Join University Sport Coordinator Emily Costello for a 20-30 minute walk around campus, to get your body (and brain!) moving.
Wednesday 10 March
Webinar: Preparing for the new normal
Presented by UniSuper, you’ll learn from registered Psychologist and Workplace Mental Health Consultant Sarah Hellwege on how to deal with uncertainty and prevent emotional burnout.
Thursday 11 March
Campus bushcare volunteering session
Enjoy some fresh air and get to know colleagues around the University as we work together to protect our beautiful campus environment. Macquarie’s Biodiversity Planner John Macris leads this volunteer activity, removing invasive plant species from habitats around Mars Creek.
Register >> (select ‘Bushcare’ from session drop down menu)
Tuesday 16 March
Webinar: A female focus on finance
Presented by UniSuper, this session is suitable for women of all ages who would like to develop a better understanding of financial matters and be more active in managing their retirement savings.
23 and 25 March
Free chiropractic treatments for staff
Book your complimentary appointment at the Macquarie University Chiropractic Clinic (EMC Building).
Find a full list of staff wellbeing activities and resources – including recordings of previous webinars – on the Staff Wellbeing – What’s on page.