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Thrive wellness program

SCU is committed to supporting and enhancing your wellbeing.  The Thrive program provides opportunities for you to improve your wellbeing to achieve a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy you.

Develop knowledge and skills to enhance your physical and psychological health, improve lifestyle factors and increase your sense of wellbeing by participating in wellness events and activities throughout the year.

  Upcoming Events

MindRazr Live Online Sessions – Every week in October MindRazr is offering SCU staff the opportunity to join a lunchtime Mind & Body Session with Pilates / Yoga and concluding with short guided meditation and/or a Whole Body Workout combining cardio and bodyweight exercises which can be done at home without equipment. The sessions are FREE but spaces are limited, so reserve your spot by contacting the WHS Team on whs@scu.edu.au for the time, dates and links.

Check out the Thrive Calendar - October 2020 for events and activities coming to your campus or area.

Join our Thrive Community to share your wellness ideas and achievements, healthy recipes and give us your suggestions for Thrive.

For assistance and further information please email whs@scu.edu.au or contact the Workplace Health and Safety Team on 02 6620 3651.

  Resources and Support

SCU provides a number of programs and initiatives for the health and wellbeing of staff.

SCU Fitness Passport - allows SCU staff and their families to use a wide variety of fitness facilities for one low price.

Mental Health Support - a range of support options are available both personally and online.

SCU Moves App - track your moves and fitness progress in one simple mobile app.


2020 Lunch & Learn with Professor John Hurley

Listen to this short presentation by Professor Hurley on his teaching and research activities at SCU (School of Health and Human Sciences) predominantly focused on mental wellbeing, emotional intelligence and health workforce issues. Professor Hurley is a credentialed mental health nurse and an accredited Emotional Intelligence assessor for GENOS international. He is also a gestalt psychotherapist, counsellor and adult educator.


2020 Lunch & Learn with Dr. Desiree Kozlowski

Listen and learn more about pleasurable emotions with Dr. Desiree Kozlowski in this short presentation. Desiree’s primary research interest is in subjective pleasure and pleasurable emotions, especially their relationship with human health, resilience, creativity, and flourishing. Desiree is the winner of the SCU 2019 Impact Award for Teaching Excellence for her work in the psychology program at Coffs Harbour.


2020 Thrive Online Mindfulness Meditation (36mins)

THRIVE and achieve your calm and connection with this 36 minute recording of our May Thrive Online Mindfulness Mediation offering. The session is led by Jen an experienced meditation teacher from Happy Chakra.