Our People & Culture

August 2020

AccessEAP August news: boosting physical health


This month’s newsletter focuses on overall health and wellbeing.

In this issue:

• AccessEAP CEO, Sally Kirkright discusses boosting your overall health
• Seeking Sleep?
• Cultural Competency
• R U OK? Day

To read the newsletter, click here.

For more information or assistance, contact AccessEAP on 1800 818 728. AccessEAP can assist when personal, family or work related concerns are impacting on your health or quality of life and also when you need guidance on professional or personal goals or effective communication skills.

Contact for more information

Monique Richardson

02 8247 9191


​​Submitted by Monique Richardson

Share the Dignity collection points 


Many women in Australia regularly have to make a decision about buying a sanitary/continence product or buying food. Share Dignity is a charity that believes having access to sanitary/incontinence products is a basic right for all women. They distribute pads, tampons & incontinence products for free to homeless women, women living in poverty, and in shelters who have fled domestic violence.

To help all you need to do is buy an extra box of whichever product is having the best special when you are doing the weekly shop and leave it in the pink bins.

Sanitary & Incontinence products collection points include:


Storr Liver Centre, Westmead Hospital, level 2, 2nd corridor on the right past the AB lifts


Auburn Hospital, Level 5 near the library


Donations can be made until the end of August.

Contact for more information

Karin Ferguson (Westmead)

0419 572 478


Sally Henderson (Auburn)

0429 521 404


Submitted by Karin Ferguson & Sally Henderson

Join Blacktown & Mt Druitt staff mindfulness meditation sessions 


The Workplace Wellness Team is offering free 10-15 min guided mindfulness meditation sessions. Sessions can assist with focus, relaxation and stress management.

Regular session times:

Blacktown (Erella Maculaulay Rm, Building B Lvl 3):


·         Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:30 am; 11:30 am; 2:30 pm; 4:00 pm

·         Tuesday - 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm

·         Thursday - 10:30 am, 11:30 am

Mt Druitt (Conference Room, Lvl 1):


·         Tuesday - 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am

·         Thursday - 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Simply drop-in to attend a session. Extra sessions can be added for teams/individuals upon request.

Contact for more information

David Johnson

0418 342 361



Submitted by Shari Hendriks

New dates for online mindfulness sessions


New dates for Mindfulness sessions at the regular Tuesday 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm.

These sessions will be conducted by Westmead hospital clinical psychologist, Shehzi Yusaf who is trained in mindfulness.

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


  • 18 August

  • 24 August

  • 31 August

  • 1 September

  • 8 September

  • 15 September

  • 22 September

  • 29 September

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

Contact for more information

Aureine Henriques



Submitted by Shehzi Yusaf

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