News and Events

Keep updated with the latest in safety and wellbeing news from Workplace Wellbeing, as well as forthcoming staff events that are happening across campus.

News

9th June 2016

Rio olympics health advice

1st June 2016

Changes to Workplace Wellbeing counselling provision

We have recently changed contract provider for staff at the University, however access to counselling remains unchanged. Please see below for full details and how to access the counselling services.

  • Access to counselling remains unchanged and this is via self-referral to the Advice & Listening Service or as a follow-on from management referral to Occupational Health.
  • Counselling will be provided as close to either your home or work address as possible and will be within a 15 mile radius of your specified address.
  • Telephone counselling is available if travel to the counselling venue is not viable.

In addition the following is available:

  • Unlimited 24/7 access to immediate emotional support, debt management services, general advice and information via telephone - Helpline access number: 0800 1116 387.

For details on how to access the Workplace Wellbeing services, please visit the main intranet page.

 9th May 2016

Raising awareness of work related stress as part of ILO's World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Thursday 28th April.

On 28th April we aimed to raise awareness of work related stress, the theme of the 2016 the International Labour Organisation's World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Taster sessions were offered to give staff the chance to do something different and relaxing at lunchtime, including a chair-based exercise session, a guided walk of Winterbourne gardens and a tour of the Barber gallery. 

9th March 2016

Introducing Tobacco-Free Campus initiative in line with British Heart Foundation #NoSmokingDay on 9th March 2016

Workplace Wellbeing are working with academics from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences to embark on a Tobacco-Free Campus initiative as part of our aim to promote and improve health and wellbeing amongst the University community. We will be conducting an online survey of staff and students to assess the prevalence of smoking and attitudes towards potential smoking policy options across the University. We would really like to hear your views so look out for the survey, which will be making its way via communications soon!

We launched the start of this initiative in line with British Heart Foundation's No Smoking Day, a yearly big push to get smokers who want to quit started on the path to being ‘Proud Quitters'. Join the conversation on Twitter by following #nosmokingday.

According to the British Heart Foundation, around 10 million people in the UK still smoke, while around 100,000 die every year from smoking-related causes. Smoking remains the biggest killer in the UK and so the aim of no smoking day is to raise awareness of the dangerous health effects of smoking, together with how you can get help with your pledge to quit as well as supporting your loved ones in their efforts.

There are brilliant support services available to help you with your journey to stop smoking. The NHS Smokefree website has some excellent online resources and you can also call for support to 0300 123 1044.

Events 

Fire Safety and First Aid training for staff

View a full list of Fire Safety and First Aid training dates.