Health & Wellbeing at TRI

TRI's Health & Wellbeing Committee is focused on delivering initiatives which encourage healthy behaviours. We support annual events such as the Climb for Cancer and soccer tournaments at UQ plus weekly activities like Yoga and Pilates, and ongoing relaxing spaces such as the Wellbeing Room on Level 7.

Learn more below about the TRI wellbeing committee initiatives below.

Mental Health Week month at tri

Officially mental health week is the 8th to the 14th October, but we're planning a whole month of activities during October to put our minds on our minds. 

Free Intro to Meditation Workshops

  • Wednesday 11 October
  • ​Room 2003
  • Class 1 = 11am
  • Class 2 = 12 noon
Get Finance Fit - Lunchtime Series​
  • Starts Monday 16 October
  • Level 7 staff lounge
  • Monday - Where do you start and what's the end goal?
  • Tuesday - Wealth Curve and investment options
  • Wednesday - Buying property and building a portfolio
  • Thursday - Superannuation and why it matters
  • Friday - Bringing it all together

National Nut Day

  • Friday 20 October (*It's actually the 22nd, but we won't make you come in on Sunday just for nuts...)
  • Head to the L7 staff lounge to help yourself to a healthy snack
  • Nuts are high in good fats and contain a variety of nutrients, keeping you energized without that 3pm sugar hit

Fitness Tracker Loan Program

  • Fitness trackers will be available from October to loan from the Wellbeing Committee for 1 month
  • Loan will be free of charge to allow occupants to trial devices
  • Contact Luke Devitt, Level 4 Scientific Services Officer, for details on how to loan your tracker

Fitness Activities

Weekly Yoga

Every week at lunchtime on Friday's, drop in to one of the seminar rooms for Yoga - beginners or challenging, our instructor will work to your level so you get the most out of your Yoga practice.

To register please contact [email protected] Attendees can turn up on the day on a casual basis for only $15 per class.

Weekly Pilates

6 week courses in Pilates take place at TRI and PACE with weekly classes, costing a total of $60. New classes will be advertised as they are available. 10 people are required for the course to go ahead.

To register please contact Jenny on [email protected]

Sporting Teams & Events

TRI enters teams in occasional sporting activities such as the annual UQ soccer competition. Check the weekly events email for details of upcoming sporting events, or chat to Luke at the L4 Scientific Services Desk. Do you have an event that you'd like us to send a team to? Contact [email protected] 

Wellbeing Room

Level 7 - West

The wellbeing room is a quiet space to escape the bright lights and sounds of an open-plan workplace. There are some books and magazines provided, soft lighting and beanbags. The room is designed to drop in as you need it and has a door is always open policy, so please be respectful of the purpose of the wellbeing room and others using the space. If you have suggestions for improvements to the room, please email [email protected].

Future upgrade suggestions so far include lego & a privacy screen which we are sourcing.

TRI Staff Support

TRI corporate staff have access to ERP & the LiveWell Optim program. Contact your institute HR for details about the support programs available for your institute.

Optum Live Well Resources for TRI Staff - https://livewell.optum.com

Optum Live Well Newsletter Archive, Webinars & Videos - https://cx.optum.com/content/cex-consumer/livewell/en.html

FEATURED - TIME MANAGEMENT

We surveyed TRI staff at the beginning of 2017 and all participants said they wanted more time, or that their biggest cause of stress was not having enough time to complete their work. While we can't solve all of the time issues we experience day to day, we can support each other with tools and activities that improve our management of the time we do have. TRI's corporate wellness program offers the following webinars, videos, articles and self training modules to assist with time management.

"TIME MANAGEMENT IS LESS ABOUT THE PRACTICE OF MANAGING TIME AND MORE ABOUT THE PRACTICE OF MANAGING OURSELVES AND THE ACTIVITIES WE CHOOSE. " OPTUM WEBINAR

Webinar: Taking Charge of Your Time: Foundation Skills for Successful Living Webinar: Slowing Down in a Sped Up World

 

Your TRI 2017 Health & Wellbeing Committee - James, Rod, Carla and Luke

Resources:

- Optum Newsletters