Training and Upcoming Events
offers various training options to equip colleagues and managers to feel
comfortable recognising the signs for poor or deteriorating mental health and
gives colleagues and managers the tools and confidence to help identify
supportive interventions and to fulfil their management responsibilities.
We aim to ensure that there is an annual programme of training made available to colleagues and managers to help raise awareness of mental health. We aime to encourage colleagues to complete these courses to ensure that we develop a university community that understands that mental health is something we all have and, at times, situations may arise (both personally and in the workplace) that may affect this, and that this is ok. We have an ambition to break down the stigma attached to mental ill-health, and we would like to develop a culture within the university community where mental health is talked about as openly as physical health.
Remember: these courses will not only help colleagues in the workplace but will also help colleagues to understand wellbeing and mental health within their personal lives when supporting family, friends, neighbours or generally in a public setting.
It is important to hear from invited guest speakers who
have experienced adversity as their lived experience stories are often very
impactful and can help break down the stigma around mental health. We
also think it is important to hear from experts in their chosen field so we can
learn from their research.
We arrange for guest
speakers to deliver either online or in person events and these will also be
promoted through the various staff communication channels.
Health & Wellbeing Events Calendar 2023-24
Online yoga sessions are available to all staff on Tuesday lunchtime during term time. For more information, contact Claire Biggar.
The 8-week mindfulness training programme will specifically explore theory, practices and applications of mindfulness-based approaches in higher education and personal life and is designed to focus on wellbeing and inner peace. Contact Claire Biggar for more information.