Staff Support

Working from home during COVID-19

We understand that this is a tough time, not only for our Students but for our staff and their families as well. Your health and wellbeing and that of your family is important to us. Without you, we cannot continue to deliver the Learning and Teaching services and support to our students.

Working from home is a new (and sometimes daunting) experience for most of us. Add to the pressures of possibly sharing a workspace with other members of your household and/or assisting children with home schooling, we face challenges which we may have never had to address before. To assist you, we have brought together some useful tips and tools to help you navigate through some of these working from home obstacles.

Staff can also access support through the Work Health, Safety and Wellbeing Unit.

As an extension of WSU duty of care, our staff are entitled to free, confidential counselling services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) contactable on 1800 818 728.  Information on the EAP and how to go about getting an appointment is available via this link.

The Practical Side

Your Health and Wellbeing

Following are various wellbeing resources to assist you coping with Stress and anxiety during COVID-19:

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Following are various webinars to assist you coping with Stress and anxiety during COVID-19:

  • Financial Coaching Webinar – EAP
  • Resilience – EAP (Coming Soon)
  • Working from home and relationships – EAP (Coming Soon)
  • Training for Managers – how to stay connected with your teams – EAP (Coming Soon)

Whilst working from home, it’s important you look after yourself. Below are some interesting and helpful tips and tricks to assist you in taking care of yourself.

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Online Programs

The online modules listed below can be accessed from MyCareer Online by typing the name of the module into the search field (magnifying glass icon) at the top right of the MyCareer Online homepage, or to access LinkedIn Learning directly, login with your Western Sydney University credentials using the button below.

LinkedIn Learning provides more than 9,000 video based online courses.

LinkedIn Learning is now fully integrated with MyCareer Online and accessible to all Western Sydney University staff at no cost. This means that you are now also able to access all courses directly from MyCareer Online, and all course completions will be shown on your University training record, as well as on the LinkedIn Learning system.

How to access LinkedIn in learning modules

Online Modules – Available through MyCareer Online

  • Managing Stress for Positive Change
  • Building Resilience as a Leader
  • Managing Stress
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Happiness Tips
  • Embracing unexpected Change
  • Working Remotely
  • Time Management: Working from Home
How to register and attend professional development with Zoom

Topics covered include:

  • Interpreting Learning Analytics
  • Alternative Assessment Options
  • Writing Questions for Online Exams
  • Using Turnitin and Feedback Studio
  • 8 Tips for Effective Online Discussion

Manager’s Tools – Managing your Team Virtually

Online Modules – Available through MyCareer Online

  • Managing Virtual Teams
  • Avoiding Burnout
  • Humour in the Workplace
  • Leading with Stories
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading Virtual Meetings
  • Leading at a Distance
  • Leading Change