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.
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.
This is a difficult period for all of us and it’s natural to feel anxious amongst the uncertainty. For many of us remote working is a new challenge, balancing caring responsibilities, an increased workload or change to working pattern. The University has published resources for all and guidelines for managers to support staff during this time.
There are an increasing number of resources available to help our wellbeing, childcare, personal development and even to entertain us while social distancing and self-isolating. See which resources colleagues have recommended and share your ideas with the department in the Common Forum.
Below are some selected tips and resources from the Wellbeing Better Workplace Group on how to support your mental health during this time and events taking place digitally in the department to keep you connected.
The department is cognisant that all staff are likely to experience some challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our action plan outlines how we will provide clear and consistent advice to support wellbeing and mental health for all department members during this time - including advice to line managers.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 to Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 12pm - 1pm
Join Ushma Galal for group meditation every Wednesday at 12 noon.
Disabled Staff Network
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.
Have a suggestion to share?
Colleagues across the department are sharing resources in the Common Forum.
The University has put together even more resources and suggestions here.
The Better Workplace Group for Wellbeing ran a Wellbeing Month in October 2019 and provided the resources for this page. More information on the Better Workplace Initiative here or contact Jessy Morton.