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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:

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:

Health & Safety – Working Well

The Working Well programme explores personal and organisational stress and distress. The focus is on stressor recognition and discussion on practical solutions.
A Working Well programme is scheduled for 1 September 2016 and additional sessions may be provided to meet the needs of staff.
For more information, visit the HR website:

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.

Healthy Campus Website

This website has a range of tools and resources to help staff enhance their health and well-being.