You may have read or seen in the media that some schools across our state received menacing threats via their schools’ email accounts yesterday.
This may have caused some difficult situations in your workplaces. As always it is important for you to be healthy and supported both physically and psychologically.
The PSA, as your union, is here for you to provide you with advice and support. You can contact our Member Support Centre on 1300 772 679.
Your Principal is responsible for the safety for all staff and students on site. If you have concerns for your health and safety, please raise them with your Principal.
Mental health in the workplace
The Department of Education has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) you can use for yourself, or members of your family. The PSA encourages anyone experiencing any effects from the recent threats to contact their EAP provider.
Remember, EAP is free and completely confidential.
If you need further assistance or support, here are some services you can contact:
- Lifeline You can call 133 11 14, text or online chat HERE.
- Beyond Blue You can call 1300 22 46 36 and find its COVID support resources online HERE.
- DV Hotline 1800 656 463
Do you know someone who is not a member?
You can support the work of the PSA and Delegates to get better outcomes for everyone just by asking your colleagues to join the PSA at www.psa.asn.au/join.