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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.

Mental Wellbeing

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

Read more about Mental Wellbeing 

Womens health topics 

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.

MenopauseThis link gives useful resources about what the menopause is, symptoms which can be be experienced and what workplace adjustments may be helpful.

NHS Cervical screening

NHS Breast screening

Self-examination of breasts

How to check your breasts or chest

Period Pain - factsheet

Period Pain - NHS page

Endometriosis - NHS page

Endometriosis - website

Mens health topics

How to check your pecs

CiC - Mens Health leaflet

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.

Sleep and Insomnia

CiC links for Sleep and Insomnia

Physical Activity

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

Finances and Cost of Living Advice

Read more about finance and cost of living advice


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.

Domestic Abuse

Support and advise on domestic abuse.

Read more about Domestic Abuse

Further Resources

Hub of Hope - is a UK database for health support

National Helpline spreadsheet