The University considers mental health and wellbeing to be exceptionally important and has put a number of support mechanisms in place to support the wellbeing of staff and continues to look for initiatives to further develop this area.
The main areas that the University seeks to have a positive impact on are as follows:
- Stress in the workplace
- Breaking down stigma of mental ill health including;
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- Promotion of Mental Health First Aid
- Learning and Development initiatives on mental health for both staff and people managing staff
Further to this the University has an Employee Assistance Programme, provided by Workplace Options which all staff can use. We encourage any members of staff to contact Workplace Options should you wish to discuss matters related to personal or work matters; family & relationships; daily living or life events including matters related to mental health and wellness.
Access to Workplace Options is easy:
FREEPHONE: 0800 243 458
OUTSIDE THE UK: +44 (0)20 8987 6550
SMS (FOR CALL BACK): +44 (0)7909 341229
MINICOM: +44 (0)20 8987 6574