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.
Wellbeing during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The following resources are designed to support employees wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak:
Sports Park guidance - Stay Healthy at Home
Looking after Wellbeing:
Information about Domestic Abuse - Government website
Cordell Health Guides - Steps to Building Personal Resilience:
Information from CIC:
Helpful information on home life during COVID-19 - CiC-Home-Life
Please find below a link to our Working from Home & Resilience, and our Coping with Change & Uncertainty webinar which we hope will be useful for anyone now working from home.
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
Information for those who are bereaved during Coronavirus:
Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing :
Mental wellbeing whilst staying at home:
Mental Health support available across Berkshire:
Coping with stress during the covid-19 outbreak( 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.
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.