Wellbeing Program

Wellbeing Program

Based on feedback received following the second annual Wellbeing Week in September 2017, Macquarie University has developed an ongoing Wellbeing program designed to provide a number of opportunities for you to learn about how to improve your health and wellbeing.

The Wellbeing program will feature different themes each quarter and will include events such as staff information sessions and group activities. Our upcoming themes for 2018 will focus on physical exercise, health and nutrition, and sleep and stress management.

Quarter 2, 2018:

Sleep and stress management

Do you have good, healthy sleeping habits? Are you coping with the increasing demands of everyday life?

We are pleased to offer two Lunch and Learn sessions on Wednesday 25 July on these important topics. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from our very own experts at Macquarie University!

Please remember to bring your own lunch.

To sleep or not to sleep: that is the question

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 11:30am - 12:30pm | Room A, Level 3, 18 Wally's Walk

A good night's sleep is incredibly important for our health - in fact, it is just as important as eating healthily and exercising.

Join Dr Lydia Makarie Rofail, Head of the Sleep Disorders Unit at Macquarie University Hospital for this informative session to learn about:

  • The function of sleep
  • What is a normal sleep pattern?
  • Factors affecting sleep efficiency
  • How to achieve a healthy sleep pattern
  • Sleep disorders, and when to seek help or advice

To view the slides from this presentation, contact Wendy Botha (wendy.botha@mq.edu.au), Senior Organisational Staff Development Consultant.

Managing stress in an environment of uncertainty

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Room A, Level 3, 18 Wally's Walk

Uncertainty is a part of life. However, knowing this doesn't necessarily stop the uncomfortable and often stressful feelings we experience when we're dealing with unanticipated change. Fortunately, there are ways we can handle uncertainty without letting our emotions get out of control.

Join Lesley Smyth, Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Emotional Health, to learn about:

  • How uncertainty contributes to our stress in the workplace
  • Common mistakes to avoid so you can tolerate uncertainty
  • Practical tips for coping with uncertainty

To view the slides from this presentation, contact Wendy Botha (wendy.botha@mq.edu.au), Senior Organisational Staff Development Consultant.

Online resources

By registering for our free Medibank Be Better and eapdirect® portals, you will receive access to valuable resources on a range of topics including exercise, health, family and parenting.

The Medibank Be Better portal also features a free online health assessment, which will assist you to develop individual plans to best suit your needs for both physical and mental health.


For further information, contact Wendy Botha (wendy.botha@mq.edu.au), Senior Organisational Staff Development Consultant, Human Resources.

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