DeakinMOVES is a collaboration that shows serious dedication to improving the health and wellness of our community beyond the walls of the bricks and mortar gym. Without the support, guidance and dedication of our project partners, DeakinMOVES would not be possible.
The DeakinMOVES project is part of the Healthy Campus Project. DeakinACTIVE partnered with UniSport Australia, who received funding from Sport Australia to conduct a pilot across 11 universities in Australia to assess the ability for a health and fitness style app to engage both active and inactive individuals across university environments. At Deakin, this resulted in the existing MyWellness app being revised, updated and released as the DeakinMoves app.
DeakinACTIVE had such a successful outcome throughout the pilot program that the University has decided to continue using the app and the birth of DeakinACTIVE Digital was born.
The 2016 MindSpace survey* (link to Partners page) showed that students are increasingly dealing with physical and mental health challenges. Being more active in your day to day life and connecting with others is a great start in finding your personal way of coping with stress, the challenges of study and setting you up for your future life and career.
Some of the Positive Outcomes for the Survey highlighted:
Student Support Services
DUSA to connect you to others
Access the National Tertiary Student Wellbeing Survey