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Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

The university has a number of tools in place and work with external partners to help support staff experiencing mental health problems. Click on the links provided for more information and how to access the resources.


Employee Assistance Programme Workplace Options is the University's Employee Assistance Programme Provider and they provide a free, confidential and independent resource to help employees balance their work, family and personal lives.


Togetherall

Everyone at Edinburgh Napier can access free online mental health support with Togetherall, any time, any day (formerly Big White Wall).

Whether you’re struggling to cope, feeling low or just need a place to talk, Togetherall can help you to explore your feelings in a safe supportive environment.​




What is Togetherall?

  • A community where members are anonymous to each other, they can share how they are feeling & support each other

  • Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • Clinically managed with trained professionals available 24/7 to keep the community safe

  • Self-assessments & recommended resources

  • Creative tools to help express how you’re feeling

  • Wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace​

The service is safe, anonymous and free. University staff can sign up under ‘Join Us’ and ‘I'm from a University’ with their staff email address.


Occupational Health  The Occupational Health team can support you if you have been ill or injured, or you’re facing other difficulties, with regards to your physical or mental health. You can get a referral to this service through your line manager.


Able Futures provides confidential mental health support to staff for a nine month period (free of charge) to help staff manage a mental health condition.


[EN]GAGE Edinburgh Napier University's sports and fitness centre. Sport and exercise has been proven to help with mental health. Colleagues can help with advice if you’re looking to optimise your fitness, stay healthy or try something new, there are plenty of classes and options. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can access tips and videos on the [EN]GAGE Workplace by Facebook page.


Neyber is an award winning financial wellbeing provider that help employees better manage their finances.


Mindfulness Sessions – Free mindfulness sessions are offered to staff (paused until September 2020). More information on the Health and Wellbeing Events page.


The University has a number of policies and tools in place to support and help staff experiencing mental health problems.

Policies

Stress  Employees Guide

Stress – Managers Guide

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace - Guidance for Managers

Stress Policy

Tools

Stress Risk Assessment: can help to facilitate the identification of potential/actual sources of stress and appropriate actions to mitigate/reduce impact and address any area of concern.

Wellness Action Plan: a framework to assist people to manage their mental health and wellbeing at work and it can also help to open up dialogue about mental health between employees and their manager.


















COVID-19 Update 

In these uncertain and challenging times, it is important to look after your own wellbeing and mental health. The following resources provide free support with managing mental health: 

  • Mental Health Foundation: Advice about looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak 
  • MIND: Practical advice about taking care of mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak 
  • ​NHS and HSE Stress Control classes: Live-streamed free stress control classes which can be accessed via YouTube 
  • World Health Organisation: The WHO have launched a health at home challenge on social media with suggestions on staying health while at home, including working from home 
  • Breathing Space - a free telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.​ ​ ​​​​​​​


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