19 Oct 2018

Uni & polytech staff struggling with mental health

From Nine To Noon, 9:23 am on 19 October 2018
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The mental health of university and polytech staff is declining seriously according to the union representing them.

The Tertiary Education Union says it's currently surveying staff across the sector and early analysis lines up with last year's results suggesting staff well-being is getting worse.

It says the mental health of both students and staff is an issue for institutions and must be addressed.

Lynn Freeman speaks with President of the Tertiary Education Union Sandra Grey and Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Chair of Universities New Zealand.