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To promote awareness and assistance to staff and students who experience mental health issues within the University community.


All staff
All students
Australian Campuses

Policy Statement

Monash University aims to facilitate and promote positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

The university will promote positive mental health and respond to the needs of students and staff who are experiencing mental health difficulties by:

  • promoting understanding and recognition of mental health issues through awareness raising and education;
  • encouraging staff and students with mental health difficulties to seek assistance;
  • providing guidance and training to staff and students on responding appropriately to those experiencing mental health difficulties;
  • providing a range of proactive programs and services for staff and students;
  • ensuring that the sources of support and advice are clearly communicated to staff and student.

Supporting procedures


Supporting guidelines


Responsibility for implementation

Chief Medical Officer
Manager, Counselling and Mental Health Programs



Key Stakeholders

Chief Medical Officer
Manager, Counselling and Mental Health Programs
Pro Vice Chancellor, Major Campuses and Student Engagement
Executive Director, Campus Community Division

Approval body

Name: Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President (Administration)
Meeting: n/a
Date: 30-April-2014
Agenda item: n/a

Endorsement body

Name: Senior Management Team
Meeting: 8/14
Date: 30-April-2014
Agenda item: 7.1



Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Occupational Health and Safety Act ( 2004)

Disability Discrimination Act (1992) (Commonwealth)

Related policies

Conduct and Compliance policy and Conduct &and Compliance - Resolution of Unacceptable Behaviour in the Workplace procedure

Equal Opportunity policy

Monash University Student Charter

Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures

Special Consideration policy and Special Consideration procedures

Wellbeing & Support policy

  • Wellbeing & Support procedure - Employee assistance program (Staff Counselling) and Manager assist service,
  • Wellbeing and Support procedure - Staff with Disability: Requesting Reasonable Workplace Adjustments

Related documents

Workcover Guide to Managing Healthy Workplace Kit - Your guide to implementing health and wellbeing programs at work.

Date Effective


Review Date



Executive Director, Campus Community Division, Office of the Vice-President (Administration)


Chief Medical Officer, Campus Community Division, Office of the Vice-President (Administration)

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