Health and Wellbeing
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The health and well-being of all our staff and students is of the utmost importance to the University. This has been recognised through the achievement of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), RoSPA Order of Distinction (15 consecutive Golds) Award for Occupational Health and Safety , and the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award for creating a healthy workplace.
Our Healthy Working Lives program underwent re-assessment in 2017, and we are very pleased to have been awarded the Gold Award once again.
Healthy Working Lives frequently provides informative reading updates which can be viewed on their website.
Healthy Working Lives training and events
Everyone has a responsibility for their own health and well-being and for that of others around them. This section contains information relating to the ways the University supports its employees to achieve this. You will find information relating not only to the health and safety of your work environment, but also to the training and support services available and policies to help you maintain a balance in your work and home responsibilities.
There is a host of resources for information on your wellbeing, eating, exercise etc, for instance have a look through the NHS Live Well site to see what suits you.
The University has a number of people who can support both individuals and managers manage their health and well-being, including:
The Health and Safety team
Workplace Options -employee assistance programme
A guide to sleeping well (HML)
Know your numbers (HML) - guidance on weight loss and healthy living
NHS Living Life -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
British Heart Foundation
MacMillan Cancer Support