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Psychological Hazards

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This page provides an outline of the University�s risk management approach and resources to identify and control psychological hazards.

The WHS Mental Health and Wellbeing Guideline provides guidance, strategies and resources to assist local workplaces to identify hazards early and adequately control risk.

The aim of the Guideline is to promote a work, teaching and research environment that is mentally and physically safe and healthy by providing staff and students with information about:

Some risk control strategies may include:

Refer to the University Staff Wellbeing website for further information and resources.

The University�s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free confidential counselling service provided by an external psychology practice. This program is available to staff and immediate family members to support them with a variety of work, emotional, career or personal related problems. Call 1300 277 924 for assistance.

As part of the EAP, the Manager Assist Program supports managers with personal and interpersonal work issues related to managing staff performance, work relationships and organisational change and can be accessed by telephone as well as face to face.

The University online Hazard and Incident Reporting System can be used to report hazards, injuries or illness with such reports triggering the involvement of HR personnel who can guide staff on available support. Information maintained in this system is kept confidential.

WHS Guideline

Mental Health and Wellbeing

WHS Procedure

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