Smoke free La Trobe – introduction of smoking fines

Smoke from cigarettes and e-cigarettes is hazardous to our health. If you do choose to smoke be courteous of those around you and only smoke in the permitted designated smoking areas. Fines will be issued from second semester to people disregarding the smoke-free policy and putting the health of others at risk. Visit the Smoke…

Where should I go when I am sick?

If you have organised OSHC through La Trobe University, your OSHC membership will be with Allianz Global Assistance. Download the My OSHC Assistant App from the App store or Google Play then you will have access to instant E-membership card.  You can also find a doctor Australia wide using the GPS network on your mobile,…

What to do if you’re feeling sick

In Australia, medical treatment may be different to your home country. Hospitals are only used for serious conditions that need immediate medical attention.  Generally you will first visit a doctor, who will arrange the treatment plan for you. If you are holding OSHC cover with Allianz Global Assistance, search on their website for an extensive…

Free immunisation for your child

Does my child need immunisations in Australia? Childcare centres and kindergartens require a record of your child’s immunisation history. If your child was immunised overseas they may have missed out on important vaccines that help to protect them from diseases related to Australia. What if my child was immunised overseas? Many countries do not follow…

Headspace Greensborough opening – join in the fun

Headspace Greensborough is opening its doors and you are personally invited to celebrate the opening.  The centre is run by Mind Australia and provides support to young people aged 12-25 yrs who are seeking to address concerns around mental health, alcohol and other drugs, general health or any concern that may be impacting on wellbeing. Come and discover…

Studying US basketballers’ knee pain

A research team led by La Trobe University has just received an AUD$200 000 grant to study troubling knee conditions that affect about 40 per cent of professional basketball players. Jill Cook is the lead researcher on the three-year project and is Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in La Trobe’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. She said…

Stress less at La Trobe!

Next week (16-20 May 2016) is Wellbeing Week at La Trobe. From free events to healthy tips, the week will help students learn to manage any stress they may be under. Hosted by La Trobe University and La Trobe Student Union, something new is happening each day. The session we are looking forward to the…

Free weekly yoga classes

Let’s Go Study Australia invites you to the free weekly yoga sessions during April and May. Yoga is a great way to help you feel more calm and relaxed, meet new people and develop strength and flexibility. WHEN: Every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Starting on 7 April.   WHERE: Ross House, 247 –…

Free immunisations and vaccinations for children

Childcare centres and kindergartens require a record of your child’s immunisation history. If your child was immunised overseas they may have missed out on important vaccines that help to protect them from diseases related to Australia.  Many countries do not follow the same immunisation schedule as Australia. If you require a record of your child’s…