Looking after your wellbeingThursday, 05 March 2020
Looking after your health and wellbeing is vital, and we offer a wide range of resources and tools to support your health and wellbeing - these can now be easily accessed through our new Wellbeing page.
The resources can be broken down into four key themes:
- 5 steps to wellbeing: evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing - be active, connect, take notice (or be mindful), keep learning and give to others. Explore how making small changes can make big changes.
- Wellbeing at work: work is good for physical and mental health and wellbeing. There are many resources you can access for all aspects of working life - these have been gathered together to make it easy to find the service you want.
- My wellbeing: we have created practical resources to help you manage areas of your own health, including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking and alcohol. Take a look at the resources available.
- Employee Assistance Programme: our Confidential Care scheme provides an independent, free, confidential support and counselling service. Find out how to use the programme.
The page will be updated with new resources over time, so please keep checking back for new content.
The University has a strong commitment to employee health and wellbeing, and recognises the impact a positive working environment can have on an individual's health.
Over the past year we have launched several new wellbeing initiatives, including:
- Our Wellbeing Peer Support network, providing confidential support and information to staff who are experiencing poor wellbeing, emotional distress or a mental health issue.
- Wellbeing Week, a week of wellbeing activities held in conjunction with our Staff Forum.
- A Wellbeing map for Whiteknights campus - Greenlands and London Road maps to follow.
- SportsPark staff membership reduced to student prices.
- The addition of a wellbeing theme on the sustainability platform JUMP.
- Running routes and clubs for staff.
To find out more about the services we can provide, please see our Wellbeing page.
University Mental Health Day
Two more events will take place today:
Samaritans talk on suicide awareness and holding difficult conversations
12:00 - 13:00 at Thet Win Aung Boardroom, RUSU
The talk will cover what it might mean to be considering suicide; Signs that someone might not be okay/what to look for; Run through around holding difficult conversations (as a mechanism for helping people start conversations with others). Book your place.
Promoting wellbeing through Community Art
13:00 - 15:00 at Monterey Lounge, RUSU
Graffiti a black and white postcard of an image from the University's archives - be as creative as you like! The session will be led by an artist from the local creative arts charity Jelly, and is designed for everyone, regardless of artistic ability.
Today of all days, be sure to take a break and do something that makes you feel good.