Healthy mind

Sometimes the pressures of life and work can get too much and you need advice, direction or just someone to speak to. Positive mental health allows you to lead a more enriched life and perform better at work. UOW is committed to ensuring the University is a mentally healthy workplace that supports its employees.

Don’t forget to look after YOU 

It’s understandable in such uncertain times to feel anxious about the weeks and months ahead. UOW provides confidential counselling services designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of employees through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Lifeworks.

COVID-19 Mental Health support

UOW healthy mind

UOW offers staff a range of resources, training and awareness campaigns to encourage employees to learn more about mental health and use that knowledge to grow personally and take control of their mental wellbeing.

UOW workplace mental health strategy

As part of the University’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020, the University is committed to providing a mentally healthy workplace for its staff that allows them to work at their best and contribute to the success of the University. The workplace mental health strategy outlines the University continuing commitment to providing a mentally healthy workplace and the specific objectives to achieve it. The strategy was developed following completion of the mental health risk assessment (UOW login required to view).

Employee assistance program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a professional and confidential counselling service is offered to UOW employees and members of their immediate family for both personal and work related issues. UOW utilise LifeWorks as the external provider of the Employee Assistance Program. LifeWorks also provide online resources for a range of topics.

To arrange a consultation with a counsellor, please call 1300 361 008. After hours consultations are available upon request.

Manager assistance hotline

The Manager Hotline provides UOW Managers and Supervisors access to a telephone based ‘helpline’ for brief support and advice on people related matters.For more information on this, please call: 1300 361 008.

Mental health training

External support and resources

"We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn't quite right, you've got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help." (BeyondBlue)