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The University is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all of our staff and students. We are currently running a project, involving members of the People Plan and the Staff Forum, to promote employee wellbeing across all of our campuses, as part of this work these pages are being reviewed to bring together more information and resources to support employee wellbeing. Please bear with us while the information on these pages is being reviewed.

Wellbeing Peer Support

Are you experiencing poor wellbeing, emotional distress or a mental health issue and need the support of someone to talk to in confidence, then call one of our Wellbeing Peer Support volunteers.

The Wellbeing Peer Support volunteers are employees of the University who have volunteered their time. They are trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, and can guide you toward the right support services.

For further information about Wellbeing Peer Support, and to find out how to contact one of our volunteers go to:

Wellbeing Peer Support

Wellbeing Map

The health and wellbeing of staff is important to us. We have designed a wellbeing map for the Whiteknights campus to help you get the most out of the different wellbeing activities across each of our campuses. The map contains information and advice on how to keep active on campus, from following walking routes to taking a fitness class at one of our excellent sports facilities. The maps also contain useful information on 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

We are currently working on Wellbeing maps for the London Road campus and Greenlands.

Download the map

The map is available to view online and download as a PDF. The map has been printed and has been distributed around the Whiteknights campus.

Employee Assistance Programme - Confidential Care

The University provides an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), called Confidential Care, as part of our health and well-being strategy to provide a supportive and healthy environment for staff.

Confidential Care gives you a place to turn for support any time of day or night, 365 days a year. Support is available for whatever issues you might be facing, including work stress, depression, marriage and relationship issues, legal concerns, coping with change, parenting issues, financial problems, health issues and much more.

Confidential Care is independent, free and completely confidential, providing a comprehensive range of support and advice services to staff including:

  • Health and wellbeing advice and information
  • Telephone counselling;
  • Face to face counselling;
  • Counselling & emotional support;
  • Everyday matters;
  • Debt & financial management;
  • Legal and tax advice;
  • Family care;

Experienced, professional counsellors are available to listen to your concerns, determine appropriate resources, and then help you take the next steps. Confidential Care is provided by CIC and all counsellors are fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Please click here for further information regarding how to access the service. 

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