Staff Wellbeing

A Better You at MQ

At Macquarie, we're committed to creating a happy and healthy workplace that values inclusivity and work-life balance. Throughout the year we will be offering a number of different lunchtime seminars and activities as part of our ongoing staff wellbeing program – A Better You at MQ. We aim to support you in maximising your personal, physical and mental wellbeing.

Wellbeing Month

1 - 30 September 2020

We are delighted to be able to offer Wellbeing Month to staff again this year, albeit in a slightly different format. This year has presented us with unprecedented challenges. COVID-19 has tested our resilience and our ability to adapt and change to a new way of working and a ‘new world’. Wellbeing Month will be offered in a blended approach of online seminars and face-to-face events and activities. Safe social distancing practices will be adhered to.

Take advantage of free informative lunchtime sessions, campus walks, exercise classes, indoor plant workshops, massages, an art class and so much more.

Register now

Additional resources and activities

Your wellbeing remains an absolute priority during this period of uncertainty. We're making every effort to continue to support you and provide you with additional wellbeing resources.

To learn more, visit:

Telephone and online consultations with Medibank and Unisuper are available.

Services and facilities on campus

We have a range of great services, facilities and resources on campus to support your wellbeing.

  • Employee assistance program - Benestar

    The employee assistance program (EAP) is a confidential counselling, coaching and wellbeing service that’s free for all staff and their immediate family members.

  • Health insurance partner - Medibank

    Protect yourself and your loved ones, with a 9% discount on corporate health cover through Medibank.

  • Sport and Aquatic Centre

    Access to indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, health club, group fitness classes, squash courts and more. Staff save 30% on membership fees.

  • Medical services and clinics

    Macquarie offers Australia’s first integrated health and research campus, which includes a hospital and a range of specialist MQ Health clinics.

  • Centre for Emotional Health

    The Centre for Emotional Health offers trained and qualified professionals who provide children, teens and adults with treatment for emotional disorders.

  • Community volunteering

    Helping others helps you! Why not use the two days’ leave the University gives you each year and do good for others?

  • Domestic and family violence

    Macquarie is committed to preventing domestic and family violence, and supporting staff who are affected by it.

  • Useful links

    Additional information and resources

Get in touch

If you have any suggestions or ideas please email abetteryouatmq@mq.edu.au. In the meantime look after yourself, keep active and stay safe!

Thank you,
The Wellbeing Team

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