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 mental health support:
A professional and confidential counselling service is offered to UON staff for both personal and work related issues.
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.
Staff can access an eldercare information kit to help with the pressures of looking after elderly members of the family. This kit includes information about care services, health, money and dealing with grief and loss.
Contact the Health & Safety Team at Usafe@newcastle.edu.au.
Support for workers for non work related illness and injuries.
There are a number of ways the University can support good mental health.
Suicide prevention education and training
The University Mental Health Day is an annual event.
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