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June 2021

Tue 1 Jun

Mindful Month

During Mindful Month you’ll have access to a free, in-app, month-long movement to help you start fostering a routine to proactively look after your mental health. You’ll have access to daily mindfulness exercises in the Smiling Mind app, and we’ll be sharing inspiration to guide your journey all month long. *Please note – you can start any day during June.

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Tue 1 Jun

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative raising awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,336 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age,…

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Tue 1 Jun

The Push Up Challenge

Push for better mental health! Go solo or grab some mates and challenge yourself to 3,318 push-ups over 25 days in June. Aim for 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the push-up target. You can spread them out across the day. Alternatives such as sit-ups, squats or tailored exercises are also welcome!

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Mon 14 Jun

Men’s Health Week

2021 Theme: Men and Families – Working Together for Men’s Health. Check out the website for more information.

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Free
Fri 18 Jun

Healthier Work Networking Breakfast: Connecting for Men’s Health

Men’s Health Week (14-20 June 2021) is fast approaching. Mark it by joining Healthier Work, local good guy Tim Gavel, and Canberra workplaces for a special Men’s Health Networking Breakfast! This FREE event – on Friday, 18 June – aims to support local workplaces to understand why it’s important to think specifically about men’s health and give practical tips on how to best engage male workers in health and wellbeing initiatives. Hear from: Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons…

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Mon 21 Jun

Motor Neurone Disease Global Day

Every year the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations celebrates 21 June as the global day of recognition of ALS/MND – a disease that affects people in every country of the globe. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a global problem. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or demographic.   It is a devastating disease that affects over 350,000 of the world’s population, and kills over 100,000 people every year (International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations).   For every person diagnosed…

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Fri 25 Jun

Take your dog to work day

It’s the one day where it is completely acceptable to bring your pooch into the office. Besides an endless supply of furry cuddles, bringing your dog to work is also beneficial for your mental health and that of your enthusiastic puppy-petting co-workers. So here are some reasons why you and your fur child should participate in Take You Dog to Work Day… 1. Dogs relieve stress Not surprisingly, dogs can decrease stress levels in the office creating a happier, more…

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July 2021

Thu 1 Jul

Dry July

Why not register a Workplace Team to participate in Dry July this year? The Dry July website provides a range of free resources your workplace can use to help with promotion and fundraising ideas, even if your team is working from home. Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. The funds you raise will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether…

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Thu 1 Jul

Plastic Free July

What you can do Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself! Bin Audit A bin audit is a great way to take stock of what waste you could be avoiding, and improve your composting and recycling habits.   Workplace kitchens Your workplace’s kitchen can be a great place to start when it comes to reducing plastic. There are some…

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Sun 4 Jul

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. (2021 National NAIDOC logo included above)

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