Supporting good mental health

Published: Wednesday 8th October 2014

At ACU we have concern and consideration for the wellbeing of our colleagues and students, which is reflected in the University’s mission, and goes hand-in-hand with the aims of Mental Health Month.

Staff are invited to attend a video conference on October 16 to gain a greater understanding of mental health conditions and how to provide support.  

Mental Health Month is a national campaign held each year which centres around World Mental Health Day on 10 October.  One in five Australians aged 16-85 will experience a mental illness in any given year,  which means this an issue that impacts on most  us in some way - either individually, through our loved ones or in our working lives.

Mental Health Awareness Video Conference

AccessEAP will be conducting an interactive video-conference, to provide participants with an understanding of:

  • Common mental health conditions
  • What is helpful for a person with a mental health condition
  • What could be less helpful
  • How to support a colleague with a mental health condition

Session date: Thursday 16 October 2014

Session time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ADST)

How do I register?
Please register via Staff Connect by 15 October 2014.

For more information or mental health resources visit the Mental Health Australia website.

You can also find out more information about mental health and other related issues by visiting ACU’s health resource library Real Time Health.

In addition, access to confidential professional counselling services is available for ACU staff and families at no cost. For more information visit the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) webpage.