Employee Wellbeing

“To improve the physical and mental wellbeing of staff, by empowering and supporting colleagues to flourish in their working environment”



You and Your Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential employee benefit designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing. 

Health Assured, in partnership with University of Birmingham, provides all employees with complimentary access to an enhanced Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

There is 24/7 access for you and your immediate family.

Support includes counselling, online CBT, self-help programmes, mini health checks, health and fitness plans and mood tracker

Ways to access the services:
Tel: 0800 028 0199
My Healthy Advantage Smartphone app
Wellbeing Portal

Visit the Employee Assistance Programme Intranet to find out more.

Time to Talk, 4th February 2021

Time to Talk, 4th February 2021

A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel. 

How common are mental health problems?  Mind notes:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England 
  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.


Coronavirus Support for Staff

As we navigate the challenging times we face with Covid-19, the University is working hard to protect you as employees, to keep you to up-to-date and informed as the situation changes. We realise personal circumstances can change and this can be a source of stress. Please keep your line manager informed of any change to your needs. Wellbeing is a priority and we are working hard to support you during this time.

You are invited to a series of Wellbeing Cafés being hosted on Microsoft Teams throughout the Autumn Term. These sessions are an opportunity for people to come together to share and network with colleagues across the University who are interested in wellbeing and the opportunity to contribute to this conversation.  Members of the Wellbeing Action Group will be present to hear your thoughts and ideas, so that these can be given due consideration.

Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus support for staff.

Our student wellbeing offer

Colleagues from WAG on mental health and wellbeing

Mark Sterling DPVC (Staffing) on wellbeing