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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.

Wellbeing during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Helpful guides and advise regarding Coronavirus including those concerned returning to the workplace.

Read more about Coronavirus COVID-19

Mental Wellbeing

Having good mental health allows us to cope with life's challenges.

Read more about Mental Wellbeing 

Women health topics (including Menopause)

Women@Reading Women’s Health Cafés

The cafes are primarily aimed at women, however other members of the University community are also welcome to come along to develop their awareness of women's health topics, how they impact women in the workplace and to enable the cafe community to be there for those who may be supporting a partner, family member, friend and/or work colleague with a particular health-related event. The Cafe is a space for people to come together and talk, share stories and support each other.


Managing the menopause at work: a guide for employees and their managers

This guide provides staff and line managers with detailed information about what the menopause is, symptoms which can be be experienced and tips for line managers on what they can practically do to enable those experiencing symptoms to more easily talk about them (where they want to) and manage them in the workplace environment.

Menopause Symptoms and Adjustments Checklist

This is a useful tool which individuals can use to identify symptoms they may be experiencing and what workplace adjustments may be helpful to them.

The Menopause - NHS Factsheet

Menopause Factsheet


Period Pain and Endometriosis

Period Pain - factsheet

Period Pain - NHS page

Endometriosis - NHS page

Endometriosis - website

Prostate Cancer & Men health topics

Mens Health

Healthy Eating

It is recommended that we eat a wide range of foods to make sure we are getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving the nutrients it needs.

Fact sheet on Food and Mood


CiC Bereavement Information sheet

CiC Grief and loss Information sheet

Mind UK - helpful contacts during bereavement

AtaLoss helps bereaved people find support and wellbeing

Sleep and Insomnia

Fact sheet on Sleep and Insomnia

Mental Health - Better Sleep

Physical Activity

Not being physically active can increase our risk of developing heart or circulatory diseases and diabetes.

Domestic Abuse

Support and advise on domestic abuse.

Read more about Domestic Abuse


Debt Information from CIC

CiC - Mental health and cost of living pressures

CiC EAP -Legal Financial Services

CiC Money Pressures and Mental Health WO


Guidance and Support from the Government See Work,Financial support and money

Gov website - Money Helper

Gov website - Help for Households

Mercer - Financial Tool Guide

Mercer - Financial Wellbeing

Education Support: financial support to teachers & education staff

Education Support: Guides, articles and videos on finances for teachers and education staff


Smoking is one of the biggest causes of preventable deaths in the UK as it damages blood vessels and the toxins in cigarettes affect your body.


Drinking too much can put you at risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases and it can increases your risk of developing dementia or Type 2 diabetes.