Wellbeing in the Department
The Wellbeing of Staff and Students in the department is of upmost importance. As a department, we pride ourselves on being a caring, friendly and supportive place to work and do not tolerate any form of bullying or harassment.
Wellbeing: Thriving at Oxford
Thriving at Oxford, Oxford's Wellbeing Programme, has launched and dedicated webpages are live on the Staff Gateway. The programme has been developed to support you to feel and perform at your best as part of the University community
We understand that work can have an impact on our wellbeing so this page is here to support you. Below you'll find a list of contacts you can reach out to if you are in need of some extra support and a number of resources which may be useful, especially during this period of social-isolation. On the right are a list of events taking place (digitally) in the department to promote our health and wellbeing.
CareFirst – telephone counselling support service, 24/365 (independent, through University insurance)
Consider each other
Equality Diversity and Inclusion calendar is a good way to be aware of key dates, awareness raising days and events which are happening and may be important to your colleagues.
Join Ushma Galal and colleagues for a weekly meditation at 12 every Wednesday.
The wellbeing group recommends being creative - start a journal, read a book, write, draw, paint, and move.
Open to all staff with a mental health condition, specific learning difficulty, sensory impairment, chronic illness, mobility impairment and/or other long-term condition.
Create a Microsoft Teams Group to chat with colleagues and hold a coffee morning or use Zoom or Skype to have virtual dinner with friends and family or simply create a WhatsApp Group to stay in touch.