Objective 2: Student and staff mental health and wellbeing is a prime consideration of the university

  Success Indicators:

  • Support Staff are appropriately trained and informed with respect to the University's policies on Mental Health and Wellbeing of students.
  • University staff are supported in their dealings with students experiencing mental health problems.
  • Managers and colleagues who work with staff experiencing mental health problems are supported.
  • Students and staff have opportunities for mental health education and development of skills and resilience.
  • Students who are experiencing mental health problems are provided with access to University support services and referral to external agencies where appropriate.
  • Students who are experiencing mental health problems are assisted to realise their full academic potential and to successfully complete their course of study.
  • Staff who are experiencing mental health problems are provided with appropriate adjustments to enable them to perform their jobs and to have access to career progression or promotion.
Strategies Responsibility delegated to Targets Timeframe
Provide students and staff with opportunities for mental health education and development of resilience and skills

Head, Health, Counselling and Disability Services

Director, Human Resources

Manager, Student Engagement

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications Office

Director, Yunggorendi

Dean, Flinders Living 

RU OK? Day and other promotional events December 2015
Provide students with culturally safe spaces as an essential part of their mental health and wellbeing

 Head, Health, Counselling and Disability Services

Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Engagement

Director, Yunggorendi

Manager, Student Engagement

Coordinating Chaplain, Oasis

Provision of Student Spaces: Oasis, Yunggorendi Student Common Room, Queer Space, Women's Room Ongoing
Provide students experiencing mental health problems with access to University support services and referral to external services where appropriate

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Head, Health, Counselling and Disability Services

Manager, Student Engagement

Director, Yunggorendi

Dean, Flinders Living 

Provision of and referral to Counsellors and Doctors at Health, Counselling and Disability service Ongoing
Assist students who are experiencing mental health problems to realise their full academic potential and to successfully complete their course of study

 Head, Health, Counselling and Disability Services

Manager, Student Engagement

Director, Yunggorendi

Dean, Flinders Living

Increased numbers of students with mental health problems visit Health, Counselling and Disability service December 2015
Support staff in their dealings with students experiencing mental health problems

Head, Health, Counselling and Disability Services

Director, Yunggorendi

Dean, Flinders Living 

Hold at least 6 workshops for staff each year December 2015
Continue to provide and promote the full range of services available to students

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Head, Health, Counselling and Disability Services

Manager, Student Engagement

Head, Student Leaning Centre

Manager, Careers & Employer Liaison Centre

 Increased numbers of students access support services  December 2015
Supervisors of staff are informed and assisted to respond appropriately around mental health and wellbeing

Director, Human Resources

Manager, Work, Health and Safety

Manager, Equal Opportunity and Diversity 

Manager, Professional Development Unit

Workshops at least twice a year December 2015
Human Resources Advisors are informed and empowered to respond appropriately around mental health and wellbeing

Director, Human Resources

Manager, Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Manager, Professional Development Unit 

Workshops or guest speakers at least twice a year December 2015
Continue to provide and promote support available for staff

Director, Human Resources

Manager, Work, Health and Safety 

Employee Assistance Program is well resources and utilised;

Flexible Employment Practices are well accessed

Ongoing
Continue to update and promote the University Wellbeing Calendar

Manager, Work, Health and Safety

Manager, Sports Centre 

Calendar is promoted at least twice a year 

Ongoing