Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Mental health

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

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It’s important to look after your mind as well as your body.

Information about mental health-related events and training for staff is provided on this page. For more detailed information on mental health for staff and students at UWA, including policies, emergency procedures, details of the Employee Assistance Program, information for Managers and other useful links visit the Mental Health at UWA page.

Professional Development for UWA Staff

A range of training courses related to mental health are offered to UWA staff. Click on the titles for details. 

  • Dealing with difficult behaviours workshop

This free 3 hour workshop uncovers common difficult behaviours in workplaces and relationships and provides participants with helpful strategies to respond. Facilitated by Tasha Broomhall of Blooming Minds.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the common difficult behaviours that are reported in workplaces
  • Understand the role that they (often unintentionally) play in perpetuating difficult behaviours
  • Learn how to avoid the common mistakes people make when responding to difficult behaviours
  • Learn the key strategies that are proven to work in responding to and minimising difficult behaviours at work.

Next course TBC.

This course is suitable for all staff, but particularly recommended for those in front-line student service roles, those in staff support roles, or those who manage a team. This course provides an overview of frequently occurring mental health conditions and how to support a colleague, friend or loved one who may be in need of support.

This is an accredited course presented in a blended learning format: a half-day workshop preceded by completion of online training component.

Designed specifically for Managers and Supervisors, this half-day practical workshop provides an overview of strategies and suggestions on how to best deal with mental health issues that may arise in the workplace.

A range of courses outline what mindfulness is and how it can be cultivated through formal and informal practices.

In this half day workshop identify the sources of stress in your life; examine the ways you currently manage stressful situations; and explore ways to increase your resilience in the face of stress and increase your confidence in managing difficult situations/resolving conflict.