Resources and Support


Australian University Mental Health Framework

The framework provides guidance for mentally healthy university settings that support student mental health and wellbeing in collaboration with the mental health sector. The framework is structured around six principles that support student mental health and wellbeing and may inspire discussion, promote new thinking and interventions, and facilitate evaluation and learning.

Real Talk

The Real Talk framework is a conversational approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing in Australian universities. The resource has been developed by headspace in partnership with Universities Australia. The model takes a conversational approach to:

  • Noticing changes in mood and behaviour that may indicate when someone is experiencing a mental health difficulty
  • Inquiring about whether someone is ok
  • Providing timely and appropriate support within your role as a staff member, a colleague, a peer, or in your personal lives, and know how to compassionately refer people to local support services



Consultation and responding to students.

Western Sydney University MHWBT aims to support all our staff. Our door is always open to staff who want to discuss a difficult situation or raise concerns about a student. Our hope is that a discussion will offer a fresh perspective and generate new ways to approach the student or situation.

If you wish to consult a Mental Health Advisor or refer a student to us, please call 1300 668 370 or email us at


Free counselling is available to staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Students can access counselling via the Counselling Service.