Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Week

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.

Mental Health Week 2019 runs from 6-12 October. All staff and affiliates are invited to the following free events.

The power of self-compassion

Many of us are great at being compassionate and caring towards others, but may struggle to do the same for ourselves. We can all tend to be our own harshest critic and may not prioritise our own self-care.Self-compassion can bring great benefits for our mental health and well-being. Come to this Mental Health Week seminar to find out what self-compassion looks like and how we can think and behave in ways that cultivate self-compassion and support a healthy and balanced life.

Presented by Dr Lisa Saulsman, Senior Lecturer, UWA Psychology and Registered Clinical Psychologist. 

Thriving not just surviving 

This dynamic, combined stress/resilience seminar will take a preventative approach to dealing with stress, explore what it means to be resilient, and provide effective tools to build this personal resilience long term. Whilst exploring different ways of managing stress, participants will be challenged to make an action plan for the future, to not only build their resilience at work but also maintain good mental health and wellbeing generally.

Presented by Dr Emilita Cornain, Registered Clinical Psychologist. 

Beyond Mental Health Week

UWA offers a range of ongoing offerings to assist you to improve your mental health and that of colleagues, friends or family.