Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The Western Sydney University Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy outlines the promotion of wellbeing and positive mental health within the University community. The strategy details the University's approaches to identify mental health changes at the earliest possible stage and highlights the mechanisms of support for those impacted by mental ill-health within both the student and staff population. It aims to provide a strategic and sustainable approach to mental health and wellbeing across the University that is based on best practice; to identify priorities for staff and students and to share resources whilst avoiding duplication.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is informed by the World Health Organisations Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (opens in a new window) and adheres to the Guidelines for Tertiary Education Institutions to facilitate improved educational outcomes for students with a mental illness. To find out more, download the Mental Health and Wellbeing framework [PDF, 56.07 KB] (opens in a new window).

Five Pillars of the strategy:

  • Promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Improve mental health/ill-health literacy
  • Support people in the University community who are experiencing mental health difficulties/mental ill-health
  • Provide organisational responses that support mental health and well being
  • Research and Evaluate

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy. They work with different areas of the University to meet the objectives of the strategy, which include the coordination of mental health and wellbeing activities, projects and resources and increasing awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group is the Operational Group for four strategic working groups. The first three are associated with the NSW Population Health, Nepean Blue Mountains and Western Sydney Local Health Districts partnerships:

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group may advise on other matters as appropriate, including current and emerging issues, trends, themes and research relating to mental health and wellbeing.

Current themes and related projects of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Contact us

For more information on our MHWb Strategy Group and Working Groups, please fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly. Alternatively you can email

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