Achieving and maintaining mental wellness

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The University aims to be a leading psychologically health workplace, where staff and students alike, whatever their social or cultural background, can thrive and realise their potential.

Almost half of all Australians between the ages of 16-85 years (7.3 million people) have experienced mental disorders at some point in their lives. Anxiety, stress, depression, alcohol and drug abuse can have a long term effect on your health, wellbeing and work productivity.

Our Mentally Health Workplace (MHWP) program is designed to support and sustain a culture that values psychological health and builds a resilient workforce.

Helpful contacts and resources

  • Mensline Australia - supports men who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties, particularly around family breakdown and separation. They have a 24 hour, 7 day a week telephone helpline for men available at the cost of a local call.
  • Lifeline - offers telephone counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can also offer face to face counselling by appointment. Face to face services include financial counselling, problem gambling counselling, relationship counselling, substance abuse counselling and suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support.
  • SANE - is a national charity running campaigns, offering education and undertaking research to improve the lives of people living with a mental illness.
  • Headspace - is Australia's national youth mental health foundation. The organisation provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12-25, and their families. Headspace has 30 centres across Australia.
  • Beyond Blue - is the national depression initiative which provides information, self help guides, events, news and other resources for people with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders.