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Support for Staff

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

A free, confidential counselling service available to University of Otago staff. EAP provides short term counselling and support.
Access EAP via the HR website:
otago.ac.nz/hr/eap

HR Professional Development training

A wide range of training programmes, including several that staff may find useful at this time. If programmes are over-subscribed additional sessions may be added.
For information and registration please visit:
otago.ac.nz/hr/hrpd

Occupational Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor

The Occupational Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor is a new position designed to provide specialist advice and support in the area of mental health and wellbeing, as part of the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Team service.
The focus of the position is to provide education, support, professional advice and rehabilitation for University staff in the area of mental health in the workplace.

The current Occupational Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor is Carina Perner, who is a certified and registered Occupational Therapist.
Please email carina.perner@otago.ac.nz or phone 021 920696 for an appointment

For more information, visit the Mental Health and Wellbeing page on the HR website:
Mental Health and Wellbeing information

Academic Leadership Development Programme (ALDP)

The ALDP provides ongoing development opportunities to academic leaders. A number of the courses are relevant as we work through the Support Services Review. The ALDP team will consider additional workshops to meet demand particularly in leadership skills including communication and adaptive leadership.
otago.ac.nz/hr/aldp

Healthy Campus Website

This website has a range of tools and resources to help staff enhance their health and well-being.
otago.ac.nz/healthy-campus