At UWA, we are committed to providing an environment where our students and staff can thrive as they study, work and live. The UWA Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework has been co-designed by students and staff to ensure a whole of institution, strengths-based approach.
Our aim is to recognise our community of diverse voices and we look forward to working together to achieve our vision – to create an inclusive university experience that encourages a proactive, accessible, holistic approach to optimising mental health and wellbeing.
The Framework is structured around seven principles that support mental health and wellbeing. These principles are used to organise the key deliverables and their corresponding outcome measures.
Additionally, the Framework centres around strategies to promote wellbeing, early intervention, as well as support and recovery. This will ensure students and staff are provided with population-based strategies to help our community to stay well and thrive, while also reaching those at-risk or requiring support.
The Framework’s principles and deliverables were informed by extensive student and staff engagement, as well as Orygen’s Australian University Mental Health Framework.
Mental health and wellbeing services
There are a number of mental health and wellbeing services available to staff and students at UWA.