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Health and Wellbeing

The University has a strong commitment to employee health and wellbeing. We recognise that a good working environment can positively impact on the health and happiness of our staff and aim to provide a workplace that embraces inclusivity and flexibility and provides everyone with the opportunity to manage their time and their commitments in the best way that they can.

Wellbeing is commonly defined as the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy. Our wellbeing is influenced by many things including how we feel and function in our everyday lives. Looking after your own wellbeing is key to feeling good and functioning well.

These pages will offer information and resources to fully support employee wellbeing in day to day life.

Please read the University's Employee Health and Wellbeing Policy Statement.

Returning to work during Coronavirus

CiC - Managing anxiety over return to workplace during COVID-19

CiC - Guidance on living with those who may be vulnerable to COVID-19

CiC Return to work during Covid

CiC- Mental Health During Covid-19

CiC Social Anxiety after Lockdown

CiC - Coping with Panic Attacks

CiC - Stress & Anxiety

CiC - Dealing with Uncertainty

CiC - Face your Fears

Cordell Health Guides - Steps to Building Personal Resilience:

Step 1 - Building Personal Resilience

Step 2 - Identify Your Personal Family Social Supports

Step 3 - Dump the drains

Step 4 - Know Your Tipping Point

Step 5 - Change Aware

Step 6 - Positive Thinking

Step 7 - Eat and drink for Energy and Strength

Step 8 - Pace Your Efforts

Step 9 - Sleep Well

Step 10 - Collaboration and Cooporation

Step 11 - Change Wise

Step 12 - The New Normal

Wellbeing during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following resources are designed to support employees wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak:

CiC - Wellbeing and how to enjoy a little more of it

CiC - Wellbeing Webinar - June 2020

Wellbeing Article from Occupational Health

Mental Health Resources

Sports Park guidance - Stay Healthy at Home

Remote Working for Managers

National Helplines


Coronavirus and your wellbeing - Advice from Mind

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak - Advice from Mental Health Foundation

Information about Domestic Abuse - Government website

Domestic Abuse Information sheet

Domestic Abuse How To Get Help

Helpful information on home life during COVID-19 - CiC-Home-Life

Working from home and resilience webinar by Harry Key, CIC - use the password 'Wellbeing1'.

Coping with change and uncertainty webinar by Harry Key, CIC - use the password MhPMNCK8

Virus Anxiety Information Sheet

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief - Advice from Cruse Bereavement Care

Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing

NHS Mental wellbeing Stay at home tips

Accessing mental health support in Berkshire

Coping with stress - World Health Organisation

5 Steps to Wellbeing

Looking after our mental wellbeing is important for all of us and making small changes in your life can improve your wellbeing.

Wellbeing at Work

There is a strong evidence base showing that work is good for physical and mental health and wellbeing.

My Wellbeing

Taking steps to actively manage our own health is important and taking control of the following areas can help our health and wellbeing.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The programme is an independent, free, confidential support and counselling service which is run by CIC and is called Confidential Care.