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 mental health support:banner

Employee assistance program

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

Non-work related illnesses and injuries

Support for workers for non work related illness and injuries.

Support for managers and supervisors

Manager Assist Service - supporting positive leadership.

Mental Health Training for Managers

Contact the Health & Safety Team at 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.

R U OK? Day

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

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

Managers Guide to Mental Wellness in the Workplace, a Bupa resource (PDF, 3.71MB)

Stress and your health at work, a Bupa resource (PDF, 117KB)

Exercise and mental health, a Bupa resource (PDF, 124KB)

Work life balance, Live well, work well, a Bupa resource (PDF, 118KB)

How to ask staff RUOK? A practical guide for the workplace (PDF, 626KB)

Pets on Campus - A Guide (PDF, 127KB) - under review