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April 2020

Sat 4 Apr

Canberra Walking Festival

The 2020 Canberra Walking Festival, incorporating the 28th Canberra Two Day Walk, will be held on 4-5 April. Additional walks are scheduled on the Thursday and Friday prior to the Festival weekend. The Canberra Walking Festival is a non-competitive challenge walk for all ages. It’s not a race but is about fun, fitness, fellowship and personal challenge. Why not challenge your colleagues to join you?!

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May 2020

Free
Thu 28 May

Webinar – Healthy minds: restoring balance during times of uncertainty, feat. OzHelp

A recording of this webinar can be found here. _____________________ Join this webinar session to explore ideas and resources to support your mental health and wellbeing. During this 1-hour session you’ll be encouraged to develop your own simple plan that can help you stay well during times of challenge and change. This Healthier Work webinar is the first in a series on workplace health and wellbeing topics during the reality of COVID-19. Our guest speakers for this webinar are from…

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June 2020

Mon 1 Jun

Mindful Month

Join Smiling Mind for a month of mindfulness practice in June. You’ll have access to daily mindfulness exercises in the Smiling Mind app, and they’ll be sharing inspiration to guide your journey into a sustainable mindfulness routine. *Please note – you can start any day during June.

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Wed 10 Jun

Webinar – Healthy eating for immunity and wellbeing, feat. Nutrition Australia ACT

Join us to explore the relationship between food and health, including mental health. In this 45-minute webinar you’ll learn some easy food tips to help maintain a healthy balance when at home, work and school (for parents packing lunches). Accredited Practising Dietitian and program manager of Nutrition Australia ACT, Leanne Elliston, will highlight key foods and eating styles that support immunity and mental wellbeing. She will also share her tips and food ideas on helping to maintain a healthy, enjoyable…

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Free
Tue 23 Jun

Webinar – Launch of Healthier Work 2019-20 Case Study Book

Join ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner – Jacqueline Agius, Healthier Work and the Canberra business community as we launch the 2019-20 Healthier Work Case Study Book. The book features an array of case studies from ACT businesses that have developed and implemented health and wellbeing initiatives within their workplace. Attendees will hear from the ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner as well as Champions from three of our Healthier Work recognised workplaces, as follows: Michael Nolan, Health and Work…

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July 2020

Wed 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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Free
Wed 8 Jul

Webinar – Physical activity and your mental health, feat. UNSW’s Assoc. Prof. Simon Rosenbaum

Back by popular demand! Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum spoke at the Healthier Work Forum in October 2019 and was a sensation. We’re pleased to have him back as part of our COVID-19 webinar series to discuss the important relationship between physical activity and mental health. In this 45-minute webinar you’ll hear how COVID-19 may be impacting our mental health, how physical activity can benefit your mood, what types of physical activity are best, and importantly, what workplaces can do to…

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Free
Thu 23 Jul

Webinar – Communicating effectively with your teams, feat. Interaction Consulting Group

This is the last webinar in our COVID-19 series and it’s especially for business owners, managers and supervisors. At the conclusion of the 1 hour webinar, delivered by Michelle Henderson (Interaction Consulting Group), participants will be able to: describe effective methods of communicating with team members working across a variety of work arrangements and environments explain the difference between managing for performance and managing underperformance respond to difficult situations and behaviours using clear communication and appropriate resources. The discussion will…

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September 2020

Free
Mon 7 Sep

Women’s Health Week 2020

With the stress COVID-19 has placed on everyone’s lives, it’s now more important than ever to look after your overall health and wellbeing. This September, Women’s Health Week will be a great reminder to take time out to check in on your health and to keep making positive changes that can last a lifetime. As an individual, sign up to receive an email with videos, recipes, quizzes, articles and tools each day of Women’s Health Week to help you unlock your own powers…

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Free
Thu 10 Sep

Webinar – Suicide Prevention and the Workplace, feat. Black Dog Institute

Thursday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day and RUOK? Day. Want to learn how your workplace can play a role in suicide prevention? With the significant mental health impacts of COVID-19, this role has never been more critical. This 10 September, Healthier Work is partnering with ACT Health and Black Dog Institute to provide a free 30-minute webinar entitled ‘Suicide Prevention and the Workplace’. This webinar will highlight the positive contribution workplaces can make towards suicide prevention and introduce…

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