Psychosocial safety

Psychosocial safety is important in the workplace as exposure to psychosocial hazards can put employees at risk of both psychological and physical harm.

Psychosocial hazards and risks

A psychosocial hazard is anything that could cause psychological harm (e.g. harm someone’s mental health). The chance that these psychosocial hazards will cause harm, and what could happen if someone is exposed to these hazards is defined as a psychosocial risk. 

In the workplace, employees may be impacted by different psychosocial hazards and risks. Some common examples include: 


Psychosocial hazard posters

A variety of psychosocial safety posters for your workplace can be downloaded from the links provided to the right.

These posters offer a variety of different scenarios that could assist identify any potential psychosocial hazards before they escalate.



You can submit a report for a psychosocial hazard using the university's dedicated online reporting channel SafetyNet.

SafetyNet is the online system for recording hazards and incidents, risk assessments, and safe work procedures, and users can submit reports confidentially if they wish. Confidential reports will be submitted directly to the WHS Manager for approval.

For further information on how to log a Safety Report please read the safety information poster provided, or the SafetyNet FAQ.

Get support

Talk to Us (Faculty)

If you need support you can contact your local People & Culture Business Partner.


Sarah Hillard


Roxanne Evans


Vicki Heaven


Roxanne Evans


Katrina McDonald


Jessi Marshall


Stephanie Georgievski


Talk to Us (Division/Unit)

If you wish to talk to your local People & Culture Business Partner and work in a Division or Unit outside of a Faculty, please log a P&C Help Desk ticket through Unified.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The University of Wollongong provides a confidential counselling service designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological well-being of employees through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

This service is provided to us by TELUS Health, you can contact them on 1300 361 008 or use their live chat function on their website TELUS Health.