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OneGovCQ Healthy and safe workers month

OneGovCQ Healthy and Safe Workers Month is about improving the general health and wellbeing of all public servants, from State, Local and Government owned corporations across Central Queensland.

The Rockhampton Senior Officers Network (SON) as part of a OneGovCQ collaboration are excited to announce this year’s Healthy and Safe Workers Month will run in October 2022. This is a fantastic month of activities aimed at increasing the health, safety and wellbeing of public sector employees and their families in the Central Queensland region.

Improving the health and general wellbeing of employees is vital, not only does it increase productivity but it also has a flow on effect across our communities in Central Queensland.

If you are a public servant in CQ and would like to be included in the OneGovCQ  network, please email onegovcq@csyw.qld.gov.au

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The overall challenge

With special thanks to our regular sponsors QBank, QSuper and with support from the AFS Men’s Shed Rockhampton the challenge has been set!

  • To win the shield and bragging rights simply engage in the most Health and Wellbeing activities throughout the month of October.

In some challenges you will need to upload or email a photo of you and/or your group for evidence of activity and other’s you may upload to BASECAMP just to brag!  Don’t have Basecamp it’s easy Opt In to Basecamp OneGovCQ HQ

Other ways to Win?

  • Code Words hunt - Engage in a range of activities across the month of October to hunt for Code Words with your team, there are 10 codes in all…. Can you find them?  Email Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au by close of business 31 October 2022 with your list of code words, include your team name and team members names for a chance to win a $100 voucher to share.  The team with the most code words will be allocated the winner.  In the event of a draw the names will be drawn out of a hat at random.
  • 10 000 Steps - Nominate your team captain’s name to Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au prior to 1 October 2022. Your team captain will be provided with instructions for your team. By joining the 10 000 steps tournament you will race your colleagues from around CQ!  With no more than 10 people per team, count your steps and add them to the leader board for your chance to win team prizes. For fairness steps counted will be averaged out to determine winners.  (Hot tip, joint the Kemp Hill walk, parkruns and final Kershaw Gardens group walk to add more steps!)
  • Trivia – participate in either/or both trivia events separately organised by the Criterion Hotel Rockhampton and/or the Rockhampton Special School to stretch your brain and connect with your colleagues/friends and/or family.  Provide photographic evidence of your attendance at either trivia event to Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au by close of business on 31 October 2022 to be placed in the draw to win one of 2 $50 vouchers.
    Whilst, OneGovCQ encourages social connection through participation in these trivia events - all rules and/or any prizes associated with participation at the time of and/in the actual trivia events are subject to those outlined by the relevant event coordinator eg the Criterion Hotel or the Rockhampton Special School.
  • Bingo - Complete the OneGovCQ Healthy and Safe Workers Month Bingo Card during the month of October, return a copy of the filled in card supported by at least one photo uploaded into BASECAMP’s OneGovCQ HQ message board or emailed to Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au by 4pm on Monday 31 October to be in the draw to win one of four $25 gift vouchers.
  • Wellbeing - Engage in health and wellbeing activities that improve your own wellbeing!  What better way to win?
  • Perpetual Shield - Finally, the team that has engaged in the most activities across the month of October will win the Perpetual Shield and small morning tea for the presentation of the shield.  Fill in the activities sheet with the names of teams/team members against each of the activities you engaged in and send to Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au by close of business 31 October 2022 to take out the overall OneGovCQ Healthy and Safe Workers Month shield!

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  • The 10,000 Steps program aims to encourage individuals to become aware of their activity levels and increase their day-to-day activity by encouraging the use of step-counting pedometers or activity trackers to accumulate incidental physical activity as part of everyday living.

    Check in on how your health and lifestyle habits are tracking with a quick My health for life health check here before you get started with the 10,000 Steps Tournament. From the check you will also find out if the My health for life programs are available for you where you can gain extra support and motivation towards your health goals throughout the tournament.

    Join the October Tournament

    Registrations are now open for our 10,000 Steps Tournament!

    We will be completing the OneGovCQ Healthy and Safe Workers Month October 2022 Tournament, it will run for the month of October. The Tournament begins on the 1 October 2022 and you will be in a team of no more than 10.

    Nominate your team captain’s name to Debbie Housman at Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au who will assign a team, then sign up as a participant at www.10000steps.org.au with your organisational email address. Once you have registered, please email back to confirm your registration and the email address you signed up with.

    It will be the responsibility of the Team Captain to:

    •  Oversee their team members’ registration by communicating with the coordinator (Debbie).
    •  Add and manage team members online.
    •  Encourage and motivate team members to be active.
    •  Organise team walking opportunities if possible.
    •  Ensure team members wear their pedometer or activity tracker and record steps.
    •  View and communicate team progress.

    Participants are responsible for:

    •  Registering on the 10,000 Steps website.
    •  Wearing a pedometer or activity tracker and recording steps.
    •  Encouraging and supporting team members.

    Remember, it’s all about being active and doing what works for you, whether that’s walking, running, dancing, skipping or wheeling. It’s all movement and it all counts.

  • Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.  parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit, and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate being in the outdoors is a wonderful way to improve your wellbeing too!

    • Yeppoon parkrun – Every Saturday at 7am, Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail, Braithwaite Street, Yeppoon Qld 4703
    • Rockhampton parkrunEvery Saturday 7am, Botanic Gardens, 100 Spencer Street, West Rockhampton Qld 4700
    • Emerald parkrun – Every Saturday 7am, Botanical Gardens, Emerald
    • Longreach parkrun – Every Saturday 7am, Old Thompson River Road, Landsborough Highway, Longreach Qld 4730
    • Mackay parkrun– Every Saturday 7am, Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Qld 4740

    Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things! Simply complete the registration form, print your barcode and head down to your local event. You can find your nearest parkrun using our event map which can be found here: home | parkrun Australia

    Want to know more? Why not check out these Youtube videos: I found my people in parkrun or ABC's Coverage of an Octogenarian Event

  • Why not take join a quick 20-minute session to consider your financial wellbeing.

    Tuesday 4th October 2022  

    Time

    Topic


    2:30pm – 2:50pm

    Introducing QBANK

    - The benefits of being a member of a Member Owned bank

    - Exclusively tailored benefits for you  
    - How our credit criteria is tailored to our unique community


    3:00pm – 3:20pm

    Financial Wellbeing – Are you Financially Fit?

    - Are you Financially Fit?

    - Financial Wellbeing and Life Events
    - Triggers that can impact our Financial Wellbeing


    3:30pm – 3:50pm

    Protecting your Lifestyle from Scams and Fraud  

    - Protecting yourself through life events  
    - Types of scams and what to do if you’ve been scammed


    4:00pm – 4:20pm

    Understanding Your Credit Score and Credit History

    - What is a Credit Score or Credit Rating and why it is important
    - Understanding and obtaining your Credit Score and Credit report

    - How QBANK can assist you


    4:30pm – 5:00pm

    Managing Finances in Challenging Times- Understanding your current financial situation
    - Protecting your lifestyle
    - Coming out the other side… setting up an emergency fund

    Wednesday 5th October 2022

    Time

    Topic


    2:30pm – 2:50pm

    Managing Finances in Challenging Times- Understanding your current financial situation
    - Protecting your lifestyle
    - Coming out the other side… setting up an emergency fund


    3:00pm – 3:20pm

    Introducing QBANK

    - The benefits of being a member of a Member Owned bank

    - Exclusively tailored benefits for you  
    - How our credit criteria is tailored to our unique community


    3:30pm – 3:50pm

    Financial Wellbeing – Are you Financially Fit?

    - Are you Financially Fit?
    - Financial Wellbeing and Life Events
    - Triggers that can impact our Financial Wellbeing


    4:00pm – 4:20pm

    Understanding Your Credit Score and Credit History

    - What is a Credit Score or Credit Rating and why it is important
    - Understanding and obtaining your Credit Score and Credit report

    - How QBANK can assist you


    4:30pm – 5:00pm

    Protecting your Lifestyle from Scams and Fraud  

    - Protecting yourself through life events
    - Types of scams and what to do if you’ve been scammed

    Friday 7th October 2022  

    Time

    Topic

    9:00am – 9:20am

    Introducing QBANK

    - The benefits of being a member of a Member Owned bank

    - Exclusively tailored benefits for you  
    - How our credit criteria is tailored to our unique community

    9:30am – 9:50am

    Financial Wellbeing – Are you Financially Fit?

    - Are you Financially Fit?
    - Financial Wellbeing and Life Events
    - Triggers that can impact our Financial Wellbeing

    10:00am – 10:20am

    Protecting your Lifestyle from Scams and Fraud  

    - Protecting yourself through life events
    - Types of scams and what to do if you’ve been scammed

    10:30am – 10:50am

    Managing Finances in Challenging Times- Understanding your current financial situation
    - Protecting your lifestyle
    - Coming out the other side… setting up an emergency fund

    11:00am – 11:20am

    Understanding Your Credit Score and Credit History

    - What is a Credit Score or Credit Rating and why it is important
    - Understanding and obtaining your Credit Score and Credit report

    - How QBANK can assist you

  • Brought to you by WorkSafe.qld.gov.au these livestream events held during the week are a great opportunity to show your commitment to building mentally healthy workplaces, nurture your teams' capabilities and improve your organisational awareness of psychological health and safety and early intervention. More about the free events Mental Health Week events | WorkSafe.qld.gov.au

    Regulating mentally healthy workplaces livestream

    This livestreamed session explores common event based and cumulative psychosocial hazards and factors in the design or management of work that increases the risk of psychological or physical harm, the types of controls you could consider and what ‘reasonably practicable’ means....

    11 October 2022

    9.30am – 10.45am

    Register here

    Imagining a Workplace Without Burnout: New findings and a roadmap to prevention

    This free livestream tackles this complex and multifaceted issue, exploring the importance of structure and cultural causes – rather than in. rather than individual wellness initiatives – to addressing workplace burnout.

    12 October 2022

    3.45pm

    Register here

    Suicide prevention for at-risk industries livestream

    Join us for this free live panel session on breaking down stigma of mental health - and suicide prevention for at-risk industries.

    13 October 2022

    8.00am – 9.15am

    Register here

    Diversity and inclusion for mentally healthy workplaces livestream

    Join us as we discuss neurodiversity in the workplaces, reasonable adjustments and making workplaces healthy and safe for all.

    14 October 2022

    10am – 11.30am

    Register here

  • Did you know that everyone over the age of 16 can register to donate their organs and tissues?  It doesn’t matter how old you are, or even if you think you are unhealthy. This month, we encourage more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, and to have a chat about it with their family and friends. While many Australians believe it’s important to be an organ and tissue donor, only one in three are registered!

    If you’re a registered donor or become a registered donor during DonateLife Week have a chat with your friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to sign up too. It only takes a minute to register at www.donatelife.gov.au

    During the month of October CQ Health’s Clinical Nurse Consultant for Organ Donation Josephine Reoch will be available for face-to-face and virtual education sessions on

    Thursday 13 October at 9.30am -10.30am Click here to join the meeting

    Thursday 13 October at 12.30pm – 1.00pm   Click here to join the meeting

    Friday 14 October at 2.00pm – 2.30pm          Click here to join the meeting

    Tuesday 18 October at 3.30pom – 4.00pm    Click here to join the meeting

    If you would like to book a separate virtual session (Zoom or MS Teams) or a face-to-face chat with Jo at your workplace in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald or Longreach call 07 4920 6728 or email Josephine.reoch@health.qld.gov.au.  Jo can tailor the session time to suit your needs.

    Alternatively, if you are in Mackay your contact is Donna Contor phone 4885 5778 or email Donna.Contor@health.qld.gov.au

  • The Queensland government blood challenge is on now! Did you know that Australia needs over 1.7 million donations every year to meet demand – that’s three every minute!  Join your Department’s lifeblood team and give blood or plasma before 30 November to contribute go to Donate as a group | Lifeblood

  • Put Breast Health on your to-do list this Healthy and Safe Workers Month Ensure these in TEAMS sessions are in your Calendar!

    These sessions are available to all staff and family members.

    When: Wednesday, 6 October 2022

    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM - Click here to join the meeting

    When: Thursday, 6 October 2022

    Time:   2:00 PM-2:30 PM - Click here to join the meeting

    When: Tuesday, 11 October 2022

    Time: 9:00 AM-9:30 AM - Click here to join the meeting

    BreastScreen's local Health Promotion Officer, Roxanne Hodda has scheduled TEAMS Education sessions during the month of October you can find the flyer at BreastScreen Flyer with Information Session Dates.

    The education sessions cover:

    • breast cancer and breast screening,
    • early detection and the BreastScreen Qld program and
    • common myths and questions.

    If you prefer why not talk to Roxanne to arrange a more suitable face to face or virtual time for your workplace to stop and have cup of tea while you learn some information that could save your life.

    Email: roxanne.hodda@health.qld.gov.au to book your virtual workplace education session Did you know that a breast screen is the best way to detect breast cancer early, well before a woman or her doctor can feel anything? Finding breast cancer early provides women with the best possible chance of successful treatment and recovery.

    Breast cancer is still the most common cancer diagnosed among women with one in eight Queensland women developing breast cancer at some stage in their life.  Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50 and have no family history of the disease.

    BreastScreen Queensland has been providing quality, world-class breast cancer screening services to Queensland women for over 20 years and is the only nationally accredited breast cancer screening service in the state.

    All women aged between 50 and 74 years are strongly encouraged to have a free breast screen every two years. Women aged 40 to 49 and over 75 are also eligible to attend.

    The breast screen is done in private with a female radiographer and a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

    BreastScreen Queensland is located at over 200 locations across the state with services in Rockhampton, Gladstone and a mobile bus that travels the region.

    For peace of mind, why not make time to attend for this important health check at your preferred location.

    Phone 13 20 50 today. For more information visit www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au

  • Looking after our health and wellbeing is always important. This can mean easy home cooked meals for you, your family or friends-in-need, taking a gentle walk, or getting more sleep.

    Boost your Activity Boost your Healthy Eating Boost your Wellbeing

    Want more Boost?  Take it to the next level and Boost your healthy by checking out the Alliance Partners of Boost your Healthy they have some great resources alternatively check these out!

    If you could take any more Boost lucky Rockhampton locals may want to take advantage of Pilates with this amazing offer:

    Start your pilates fitness journey in October!

    Complete group reformer 10 pass in the month of October 2022 to receive $20 of recovery products and $20 savings on classes. Sign up now with your government email and mention this special.

    https://pilatesrockhampton.com.au/10pass

  • Participate in either/or both trivia events separately organised by the Criterion Hotel Rockhampton and/or the Rockhampton Special School to stretch your brain and connect with your colleagues/friends and/or family.

    Provide photographic evidence of your attendance at either trivia event to Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au by close of business on 31 October 2022 to be placed in the draw to win one of 2 $50 vouchers.

    Criterion Hotel Trivia Nights

    What better way to test your mental strength than to participate in some friendly rivalry with a Trivia event hosted by the Criterion Hotel Rockhampton.  You are encouraged to assemble a team of 6-8 of your work colleagues, friends and/or family to improve your sense of belonging and build connections.

    The Criterion Hotel offer Trivia Nights every Wednesday Night

    • Registrations open at 6.30pm
    • Kick off at 7pm
    • To book call the Criterion directly on 4922 1225

    Bookings fill up fast so you are encouraged to book a week ahead.

    If you are keen to try for a OneGovCQ prize

    Email Debbie.housman@premiers.qld.gov.au a photo of your team at the event by COB 31 October 2022 with the below details to be in the draw.

    • Trivia team captain name:
    • Trivia team members:
    • Contact phone:
    • Email:
    • Department or organisation:

    Rockhampton Special School Trivia Night

    Frenchville Sports Club Rockhampton
    6.30pm, Friday 21 October
    $10 per person

    • Multi-draw raffle
    • Food platters available

    Call 4937 5333 to book a table.

  • Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.  Why not organise a morning tea to stay connected.

    SUPPORT SERVICES

    It’s important to include relevant helplines and websites where applicable to start people on the right track when seeking help. Below is a list of helplines. You can visit the 'Find Help' tab on the QMHW website for a more extensive range of links to mental health services and resources.

    Lifeline

    11 14 | www.lifeline.org.au

    beyondblue

    22 4636 | www.beyondblue.org.au

    SANE Australia helpline

    18 SANE (7263) | www.sane.org

    Suicide Call Back Service

    659 467

    www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

    MensLine Australia

    78 99 78 | www.mensline.org.au

    Kids Helpline

    55 1800 (27/7 crisis support)|

    www.kidshelp.com.au

    headspace

    650 890 | www.headspace.org.au

    Veterans and Families Counselling Service

    011 046 www.vvcs.gov.au

    Butterfly Foundation

    33 4673 | www.butterflyfoundation.org.au

    QLife

    184 527 | www.qlife.org.au

  • OneGovCQ with BeUpstanding are proud to provide a free workplace health program that guides a champion in your workplace, help their team mates stand up, sit less and move more. Studies show that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of physical and mental health issues in both the short and long term. With desk-based workers spending on average 75% of their workday sitting, SafeWork Australia has now recognised too much sitting as a workplace health and safety issue. Don't wait to stand up and sit less — we have plenty of tips and tools to help you get started right away.

    Don’t miss out, sign up to find out more:  BeUpstanding

    Visit www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/onegovcq for more information on what’s on.

  • Created to provide an opportunity for people across Government to connect and create a social network outside of their local place of work, whether you are new to town or not. The group provides an added benefit for newbies who may be unsure of connecting in spaces where there may be potential for conflict of interests with clients. This is a new group so if you are looking to meet others, create/join small events like walks coffee catch ups etc….Join the Social Connections for Professionals Rockhampton - private Facebook group and connect!

    Social Connections for Professionals Rockhampton are supporting the OneGovCQ Healthy and Safe Workers month by inviting you to join the Facebook group and the upcoming Kemp Hill Group Walk and Coffee

    Other ways to connect:

    • BASCAMP opt in for keeping up with what’s happening around the CQ region, collaborating and connecting.
    • Invite your colleagues, friends and family to a “Chalk Art” – decorate places where drawing is allowed in the community.  Inspiring messages can be left for other to see as they pass by.
    • Workplaces could organise a morning tea with time for wellbeing activities/sessions from Breast/Bowel/Donation etc
    • Hold a lunch and learn session where everyone brings a traditional meal from their culture or ancestor’s country of origin and enjoy the samples while hearing about the traditions.
    • Colouring for Mindfulness – Some examples can be found in BASECAMP HQ documents to opt in click here: BASCAMP opt in
  • Did you know that all Central Queensland smokers are eligible for Quitline's individually tailored program of 12 weeks of FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (like patches, gum and lozenges) posted to their home, and 4 confidential calls with a Quitline counsellor to support their quitting journey?

    A pack a day smoker might save around $2,500 by giving the 12 week challenge a go.

    If your workplace would like a quit smoking challenge for your staff, now is the time for them to register with Quitline so their packs are received by the 1st of October.

    Individuals can register with Quitline by calling 13 78 48 (you might support them by making this call in work time) or online through: Register / Login (initiatives.qld.gov.au)

    To support your colleagues in their quit attempt, you can find the Dos and Don'ts here: Helping someone quit – dos and don’ts (initiatives.qld.gov.au)

    Postcards and Posters can be ordered here: Quitline-resource-order-form (health.qld.gov.au)

    Contact our Smoking Cessation Senior Project Officer at CQPHU@health.qld.gov.au

    If you would like a virtual or in-person workplace chat, or would like some locally developed smoking cessation resources for your workplace or your community organisation or club, please contact Kalie on kalie.green@health.qld.gov.au or 0749206989.

    OR

    Do you know cutting back to 4 to 6 cigarettes a day still doubles your risk of cardiovascular disease? Every cigarette is doing you, and those around you, damage.

    Residents of Central Queensland are eligible to receive tailored support, combined with FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, gum and lozenges) by contacting Quitline on 137848, or registering online.

    More info on the free Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available here.

    If you are considering quitting ‘cold turkey’ QuitHQ is your first place to go whether you are considering quitting, to help you with planning and strategies to quit for good.

    It’s also the place to go if you would like to support a quitter or would like to refer someone as a professional. It has links to the Tobacco Laws, and to order or print free resources (posters, postcards and brochures).

    Cigarette butt litter is the most common litter found in CQ drains and waterways. FBA Drain Buddies Community Participation Officer Bethlea Bell found cigarette butts making up more than half of the litter in their audits. “Cigarette butts are actually pollutants, they’re not biodegradable and they have lots of plastic in them. Their remnants will exist in 100 years’ time.”

    My QuitBuddy and Quit for you, Quit for Two are free apps that can help you get, and stay, smoke-free; plus games to help overcome cravings and track your progress.

    If you would like a virtual or in-person workplace chat, or would like some locally developed smoking cessation resources for your workplace or your community organisation or club, please contact Kalie on kalie.green@health.qld.gov.au or 0749206989.

  • Did you know up to 75% of Bowel Cancers can be prevented though a positive change to your diet and lifestyle? Bowel Cancer can affect Men and Women, young and old and is Australia’s second deadliest cancer. Bowel Cancer risk rises sharply from the age of 50 but can occur in younger people, know the symptoms and see your GP if concerned.

    Both Men and Women aged 50 to 74 are sent a free test kit in the mail to their Medicare registered address every 2 years after each eligible birthday.

    The ‘poo’ kit looks for hidden amounts of blood in your poo that could indicate there is a problem that can be discussed with your GP. The best part is you get to do it in the privacy of your own throne room.

    More than 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated if found early, however less than 40% are. Currently less than 42% of people aged 50 to 74 participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Finding bowel cancer early provides men and women the best possible chance of successful treatment and recovery.

    Don’t think this relates to you? Why not ask your parents, friends, relatives or co-workers about their ‘poo’ test? It’s not easy talking about ‘poo’ but it could save their life.

    For more information visit health.gov.au/nbcsp or phone 1800 627 701.

    Virtual workplace talks for Bowel Cancer Screening

    Bowel Cancer Screening Program Education and Program Officer Corey Dern can offer workplace talks during the month of October.

    The education sessions cover:

    • bowel cancer risks and symptoms,
    • the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and
    • common myths and questions.

    The sessions are available to all public servants and relevant to all employees. Arrange a time for your workplace to stop and have a socially distanced cup of tea while you learn some information that could save your life. Sessions will go for approximately 30 minutes including questions and session times can be adapted to suit your workplace.

    Email: corey.dern@health.qld.gov.au to book your workplace education session.

    Publications and Resources: https://www.health.gov.au/resources?f%5B0%5D=field_related_initiatives%3A7419

    Poster: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/national-bowel-cancer-screening-program-do-the-bowel-test-poster

  • Between 17 to 31 October, My Health for Life will be hosting online sessions throughout the region, with face to face options in Rockhampton and Gladstone only. Dates, times and locations are coming soon, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/onegovcq for more details.

    What is My Health For Life?

    My health for life is a free lifestyle program designed to help Queenslanders live healthier, happier lives by improving their health and reducing their risk of developing chronic conditions like type two diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  More than 10,000 Queenslanders have successfully completed the free program, funded by the Queensland Government.

    Activities the My health for life (MH4L) program can offer:

    • Information stand/s with free health checks (including blood pressure checks)
    • Presentations - face-to-face or via videoconference
    • Workplace health checks
    • Free program for eligible participants

    Please note all face-to face activities adhere to government Covid-19 safety guidelines.

    Staff can opt to do a check face-to-face or online using the link and dedicated code (online also available for family members).  Which then links to a de-identified data report showing risk levels of staff: low, medium or high, and eligibility for the MH4L program.

    Staff members who participate in a health check (either face-to face or online) and are eligible will be offered a place in the six-month MH4L program. The program is delivered by qualified health professionals in the local area. Options include six sessions (two hours) in either the workplace or community or ten (one-hour) sessions via video-conference. Workplace sessions could take place during lunch breaks, after hours or during work hours - with the support and approval of their executive leader.

    www.myhealthforlife.com.au

    Visit www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/onegovcq for more information on what’s on.

  • The Queensland Government is encouraging all Queenslanders to prioritise their mental wellbeing by doing simple everyday activities, such as spending time with family and friends, learning new things, being active and spending time outdoors.

    Good mental wellbeing creates resilience which leads to safer and healthier families, schools, workplaces and communities; higher educational achievement; and improved relationships and self-esteem.

    For ideas and inspiration to help improve your mental wellbeing visit qld.gov.au/mentalwellbeing

  • Try for 5 is an annual awareness campaign by Nutrition Australia during National Nutrition Week in October that celebrates vegetables and the important role they can play in our health and wellbeing. The focus of the 2021 campaign was to inspire Australians to ‘Get more veg in your life’.

    Category: Fact Sheets | Nutrition Australia

    Category: Recipes | Nutrition Australia

  • Pink Ribbon Day is 23 October, Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign aims to raise awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as raise funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.

    Why not get your work colleagues together to fundraise or host a pink event, wearing pink or get active in pink for more information.  Share your pics and stories in OneGovCQ HQ – Basecamp, alternatively if you do not have access to BASECAMP click here to opt in; BASCAMP opt in

    Visit www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/onegovcq for more information on what’s on.

  • Member Online
    Date: Monday, 24 October
    Time: 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm
    Audience: This seminar covers how to use Member Online to consolidate super, make changes to insurance and view and change investments.
    Register now

    Money Matters
    Date: Tuesday, 25 October
    Time: 10.30 am – 11.00 am
    Audience: This talk covers some of the most popular superannuation and finance topics. We can work with you to include topics of most interest to your employees.
    Register now

    Save Tax With Super
    Date: Wednesday, 26 October
    Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am
    Audience: This session explains how it is possible to take advantage of the tax benefits
    of the super system, where small changes could add up to a healthy retirement balance. The session may help to: Understand contribution options, better manage the financial future & take advantage of benefits with a spouse or partner.
    Register now

    Planning For Retirement
    Date: Thursday, 27 October
    Time: 3.45 pm – 4.30 pm
    Audience: Having a solid financial foundation enables choice, so the sooner your employees start planning, the more time they have to reach their goals. This session focuses on the importance of planning for retirement, and what QSuper can do to help.
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    Investment Strategy & Performance
    Date: Friday, 28 October
    Time: 11.00 am – 11.30 am
    Audience: This session explains QSuper’s investment options and details our performance.  
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Last updated: 3 August 2020