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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

WHS hope you enjoyed the 2020 THRIVE staff wellness program!

We will take a break and be back with a new and improved program jammed packed with exciting and fun offerings in 2021.

Give us your feedback – What would you like to see offered in our 2021 program? Share your thoughts with us by downloading and completing the Thrive Wellness Program Feedback form – be sure to save your feedback and hit the submit button.

Take some time for yourself –  The MindRazr program is FREE for all staff to take the step to improve their mental and physical wellbeing! You are sure to find something with the wide range of music playlists, meditation and workouts. Find out how to register HERE.

New year, new you? – Register for the Southern Cross University Fitness Passport program and gain access to 100+ gyms, pools, health clubs facilities and more from across the coast! To sign up and learn more about our program, membership prices, facilities, FAQs and T&Cs, contact the WHS or visit fitnesspassport.com.au/scu

Action for Happiness – Let’s take action to look after ourselves and each other as we face these challenging times together. We may be physically apart but we can still be together. Check out the Action For Happiness website for monthly calendars, articles and helpful tips on how to take steps towards a happier you. Or join the 10 Days of Happiness Challenge, it is a FREE 10 day online coaching program focused on helping you to cope and find a little more happiness each day. Receive quick activities in your inbox every morning to boost your wellbeing day by day. Click here to Join the Program.

Check out the Thrive Calendar - December 2020 and January 2021 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.