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The Wellness Hub is a brand new initiative taking place for the very first time in MDSC 2019.

We can’t wait for you to start exploring it.

MDSC has for a long time explored key issues relating to medical student wellbeing and mental health through academic symposia and optional wellness activities. These activities have helped students develop skills that combat concerning trends in worsening student wellbeing. In 2019, we are taking this even further by providing every single student a guaranteed hour to work on their wellbeing, as part of the academic program.

What is the Wellness Hub and how does it work?

The Wellness Hub is a large, multipurpose area filled with different activities, workshops and self-directed areas which are all aimed at helping you improve your wellbeing. As a part of your academic timetable, you will have access to the Wellness Hub for one hour on Day 2 to enjoy with the rest of your year level.

All of the activities are first-come first-serve. Some activities will last a full hour, others may run multiple times during the hour. There are also areas where you can relax, reflect and focus on your wellness!

Please do not bring any laptops or other work into the Wellness Hub – there will be plenty to do! We recommend reading about each of the activities on offer ahead of time so that you can plan how you would like to spend your time there. This will be available in due course.

Some activities have capacities, so if one is full please move along to another activity on offer. During your allocated time, you are required to remain in the Wellness Hub and cannot attend other symposia. Entry into the Wellness Hub during your allocated time slot will be recorded and used to assess your attendance for Day 2 (Tuesday).

Changes to Day 2

With the introduction of the Wellness Hub, the format of Day 2 is a little different from other MDSC days. There will be four one-hour time-slots for the day, with lunch in the middle and no keynote presentations. In line with the ideas and values behind the Wellness Hub, we have decided to make Day 2 a shorter academic day, with a late start at 11.30am. Given the shorter duration of the day, only lunch will be provided.

During the three academic time slots that you are not attending the Wellness Hub, you will attend other symposia sessions like any other MDSC day. Academic symposia will be presented following the Day 2 theme, More Than Medicine, workshops will be running, and MDRP oral presentations will be taking place.

Activities in the Wellness Hub

Here's a sneak peak of some of the activities that will be on offer. More information will be available closer to MDSC.

 

5 Senses Coffee

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Enjoy a complimentary barista-made coffee or explore the filter tasting station, thanks to the team at 5 Senses.

Clinical Clothes Swap

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We've gotta keep some things a surprise! Check back closer to MDSC for full activity information.

Craft Corner

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From pom-poms, to drawing, or origami, let your creative juices flow with a crafternoon in the craft corner.

Build a Terrarium

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Learn how to care for a terrarium, then get the opportunity to make a small terrarium to take home! BYO small glass container or jar.

Period Packs for the Homeless

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We've gotta keep some things a surprise! Check back closer to MDSC for full activity information.

Sew Your Own Steth Pouch

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Looking for the perfect protective home for your precious stethoscope? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sew your very own stethoscope pouch!

Massage Therapy

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We've gotta keep some things a surprise! Check back closer to MDSC for full activity information.

Bake-Home Gifts

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Create a mason jar brownie mix gift for a loved one or yourself! Add some butter and eggs at home, and you’ll have a delicious brownie mix ready to bake.

How to Make Mozzarella

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Let the team from That's Amore Cheese teach you their secrets to make the perfect homemade mozzarella.

App Playground

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We've gotta keep some things a surprise! Check back closer to MDSC for full activity information.

Sports

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We've gotta keep some things a surprise! Check back closer to MDSC for full activity information.

Meditation Station

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Take a moment to relax and focus your mind as you take a guided meditation through our wireless headphones.

Smoothie Bikes

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Ride your way to a delicious and nutritious treat.

Silent Disco

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MDSC's very own silent disco: better than paracetamol at curing Disco Fever

Tie Dying

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Create your own colourful garment. Trust us, people will be dying to get into this one.

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The full Wellness Hub program & map will be released closer to MDSC, with more activities yet to be announced!

 
 
 
 

You've got questions? We've got answers!


Thank you to our Wellness Hub partners for making this initiative possible.

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