Collaboration and Initiatives

Bespoke training and workshops

Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop Series aims to offer workshops, training and support specifically focused on the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff. We aim to raise awareness of the Western Sydney University Mental Health Framework, whilst also focussing on prevention, promotion and early intervention strategies to improve student and staff experiences and outcomes at Western. The mental health and wellbeing of the community at WSU, specifically supporting staff, supporting students is our business.

Request a workshop via the WesternNow Staff Portal

Emerging Communities

The MHWB Team, in collaboration with community, and specific mental health service providers are working in to embed culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing approaches, as a key priority area within the educational journey and experience for both WSU students and staff.

The MHWBT will continually aim to embrace cultural diversity through being proactive across student support (prevention), outreach (early intervention/referral pathways), and innovative project initiatives (engagement to help reduce MHWB stress/illness), that are culturally appropriate to the needs of our staff and students at WSU


Partnerships have been nurtured to assist staff and students. Through the networks and collaborations established between the MHWBT and the various partners across the university, internally and within the Greater Western Sydney community, there have been many exciting developments which include but are not limited to new programs, research and contributions to the national discourse on tertiary students’ mental health and wellbeing.   These have taken the form of numerous presentations and workshops, research collaboration, the development of the MHWb online module, tools such as our Mental Health Resources for Staff Booklets & Are you ready for Professional Practice Booklets.

Key Partnerships within WSU include:

  • School of Engineering
  • Office of Engagement Marketing (PATHE, Refugee/NEC)
  • Chaplaincy
  • Badanami
  • Graduate Research School
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Paramedicine
  • Campus Living Villages
  • Campus Safety and Security
  • Western Success

Community Partnerships include:

  • Population Health (NSW Health)
  • Headspace (Campbelltown)
  • Canterbury Bankstown City Council
  • Community Migrant Resource Centre Parramatta
  • NSW Council for Pacific Communities
  • NSW Maltese-Australians' Youth Committee
  • Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA)
  • Ted Noffs Foundation – Street University Liverpool
  • Jannawi Family Centre - Pacific Integrated Network (PIN) Wiley Park
  • South West Sydney Legal Centre Liverpool