The University of Newcastle, Australia

Training and resources

Equity and Diversity training and resources help to inform staff of their equal opportunity rights and responsibilities and the promotion of inclusive practices.

Training

  • GIPA, Privacy and Complaints

Understanding your obligations as a UON staff member around the associated government acts and legislation, privacy and information policies, and complaints reporting. Register through Discover.

  • Respectful and Collaborative Workplace

See how UON values and celebrates diversity and provide a safe and respectful environment for our staff and students. Register through Discover

  • Conflict Resolution for Managers

This interactive guide is aimed at supervisors, managers and leaders who manage staff across the University. Register through Discover

  • EO Online

We are proud of our diverse and skilled workforce and believe our workplace culture of fair workplace practices and behaviours is one of the things which make UON one of the best places on earth to work.

All staff are required to complete EO Online as part of the induction process or as part of their annual Performance Review and Development. Complete the training.

Resources

Ethics and social justice policies

Mental health

Sometimes the pressures of life and work can get too much and you need advice, direction or just someone to speak to. Positive mental health allows you to lead a more enriched life and perform better at work. We offer the following to help with your mental health.

Sometimes the pressures of life and work can get too much and you need advice, direction or just someone to speak to. Positive mental health allows you to lead a more enriched life and perform better at work.  Please check out the Wellbeing, Health and Safety Sharepoint site for current initiatives, information and resources and see below for further mental health support.

Video: Coping with uncertainty

Employee assistance program

A professional and confidential counselling service is offered to UON staff and their families for both personal and work related issues.

Mental Health Month - October

Activities and resources for Mental Health Month.

R U OK? Day

A conversation could change a life, see R U OK? at work for resources.

Support for managers and supervisors

Manager Assist Service - supporting positive leadership.

Mental Health Training for Managers

Contact the Health & Safety Team at Usafe@newcastle.edu.au for further information.

Meditation video

Meditation is a skill which enables you to sooth the mind and relax the body. View our meditation video to feel better.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue offers a range of resources for positive mental health in the workplace for employees including how to take care of yourself staying or returning to work and working with a mental health condition. In addition, there are also resources for supervisors covering tips on supporting team members, how to have conversations, information on different mental health conditions as well as tips on how to look after yourself.

The workplace mental health awareness module will help you learn about how to identify depression and how to get help.

UON Online Counselling Access

SSAF funded Access counselling resource available via an electronic device.

Everymind and LifeSpan Newcastle

Suicide prevention education and training

Annual University Mental Health Day

The University Mental Health Day is an annual event.

Additional Resources