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Who is it?

IHMRI Senior Technical Officer, Clare Atkinson.

What is it?

The UOW Mental Health Contact Network is a network made up of UOW staff who have completed either of the above training programs and would like to be a Mental Health Contact for colleagues and/or students in their work area who would like to know what mental health supports and services are available to them.
We want to have make sure that if someone is experiencing mental ill-health or a mental health condition they can have some in their local area that they can approach for support and assistance options

What isn’t it?

This is NOT a counselling role. We do not  provide counselling advice to staff/and or students who may present with mental ill health or a mental health condition. It is simply a point of contact role to refer on to the various internal and external resources available.

How can the Mental Health Contact help?

The Mental Health Contact will provide advice around the following areas:

  • Mental Health Support Services (internal and external)
  • Mental Health Training that is currently being offered
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiatives that UOW is currently doing
  • Events that are happening on campus

The role is to help those in need know the mental health support options available to them – to point and encourage them in the right direction.

What is the goal of the network?

The goal of this network is to have a number of Mental Health Contacts across different faculties and divisions on each campus.

You will be able to champion conversations about mental health and what UOW is currently doing to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
The network is clearly aligned with point 4 of the Mental Health Strategy – Early Identification and Timely Response

IHMRI Mental Health Contact

Senior Technical Officer

Clare Atkinson 

T: +61 2 4221 5418


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