Our People & Culture

October 2020

Free mammograms available for staff at Westmead Hospital



The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (Block F, Level 1, Door 2) has limited vacancies for mammograms available to eligible women. 


A mammogram is recommended every two years for the early detection of breast cancer in women 50 -74 years of age.


Please phone 13 20 50 as soon as possible if you would like to make an appointment on select days in October 2020.


Alternate appointments for free screening mammograms are available at nearby sites should the vacancies at Westmead Hospital not match up to your availability. 


Phone 13 20 50 to book. Twenty minutes every two years could save your life!


Visit www.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au for more information.


Mindfulness and Kindness meditation online for staff



As part of the Meditation Based Wellness and Compassion (MWAC) programme which was rolled out by NSW Health to promote staff health and well being, the following meditations are continuing to be offered online every Tuesday at 1pm, by Shehzi Yusaf, Clinical Psychologist 

Session access is via the following link: https://conference.meet.health.nsw.gov.au/webapp/conference/4369369?callType=video
1. Copy and Paste the above link in Google Chrome web browser.
2. If the link does not open automatically, you will be directed to eHealth NSW Conferencing page.
3. At the eHealth NSW Conferencing page, the person or conference to call is 4369369. Add your name and you will be redirected through to this conference.
4. Click Join. Guests/Attendees do not require a PIN.
5. Video Conference requires a PC/laptop/tablet or smartphone with a mic/speaker


13 October - Mindfulness Meditation
20 October - Kindness Meditation
27 October - Mindfulness Meditation
03 November - Kindness Meditation
10 November - Mindfulness Meditation
17 November - Kindness Meditation
24 November - Mindfulness Meditation
01 December - Kindness Meditation
08 December - Mindfulness Meditation
15 December - Kindness Meditation

Please note all sessions start at 1.00 pm for about 30 mins

Contact for more information:

Shehzi Yusaf



Submitted by Shehzi Yusaf

Mental Health Awareness Webinar



Hosted by AccessEAP this 30 minute webinar will help you understand:
  • What is mental health?

  • Common mental health issues

  • What prevents people from seeking help

  • Supporting an employee with mental health issues

  • Practical tips for having a conversation: CARE

  • Where to access further support




Stress Awareness and Building Resilience Webinar


This interactive webinar aims to provide information about the nature and impact of stress and provides an overview of skills required to build resilience as an effective response to stress in the workplace. Participants will understand more about signs of unhealthy stress and are invited to identify their personal ‘stress signature’. The webinar then outlines a few key strategies that can assist participants to build a resilient response to stress in order to improve general wellbeing and functioning. The webinar applies a blend of information and interaction to support participants learning, including a brief relaxation exercise.


Webinar Outline

  • Understanding the nature of stress

  • Signs of stress

  • Awareness of our personal reactions to stress

  • Strategies to build resilience

  • Where to access further support





Join the Biketober Challenge



There’s never been a better time to enjoy riding bike! The Biketober Business Challenge runs throughout October
and we'd like to invite you all to take part. 

It's a fun, free competition with loads of prizes that you can win by riding and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do the same.

Riding a bike is a great way to get your daily exercise, boost your mood and your immune system and an easy and fun way to travel from A to B while avoiding crowds.

If you haven't ridden in years, don't worry! You only have to ride a bike for 10 minutes for your participation to count towards our team's score. Ride anywhere, anytime during the Challenge (doesn't have to be a trip to work!).

If you already ride - you already know how enjoyable riding is and how good it makes you feel. So, here's your chance to get your workmates to experience how easy and enjoyable riding can be.

Go into the draw to win prizes like; $200 spa voucher, a brunch flight for two valued at over $500, Family pass to Western Plains Zoo or organisation prizes like a morning tea with fruit and goodies delivered to your office.

Get involved, it only takes 30 seconds to register. Go to lovetoride.net/NSW, click 'Register' at the top of
the page and join our team!

Sign up under WSLHD here: https://www.lovetoride.net/nsw/parent_organization_profiles/2528?locale=en-GB 

Give it a go and help us pedal our way to victory!

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