- Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy
- Mental Health & Wellbeing resources
- The Mental Health and Wellbeing Team
- Collaboration and Initiatives
Resources and Support
- The Mental Health & Wellbeing Pack for staff
- Incident Response Flowchart (PDF, 173.28 KB)
- Guide to Work from Home (PDF, 104.36 KB)
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.
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
- Real Talk Full Report (PDF, 880.78 KB)
- Real Talk Fact Sheet ( PDF, 517.48 KB) - What to notice, how to inquire, and how to provide support when you are concerned about the mental health of someone you know.
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Online Training Module for Staff (access via Staff Online)
- Engaging Students for Community Wellbeing vUWS module - The module covers all student services and resources available to students to promote and support their wellbeing and educates students about mental health.
- Wellbeing & You Podcast – Meet the Mental Health Coordinator and learn about the MHWB Team
- Workers with Mental Illness: A Practical Guide for Managers
- Community Contacts
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 email@example.com.