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
Wisdom smartphone app
Wisdom wellbeing Portal

Visit the Employee Assistance Programme Intranet to find out more.

Sport, exercise and fitness on campus

Whatever your ability, age or fitness level, why not unwind with our sport and fitness options on campus? Our accessible Sport & Fitness facility, located next to the blue and red hockey pitches by South Gate, has a range of options to suit your lifestyle and get you moving to boost those endorphins. As well as memberships – discounted for UoB staff – there is also the option of Pay And Go classes, so you can choose when you go and what you do. We have a range of feel-good group exercise sessions on offer, including Zumba, Yoga and Aqua Fit, if you prefer the flexibility of Pay And Go. A number of our staff are also trained in Mental Health First Aid.

If getting out in the great outdoors is more your thing, our community running club Cool Runnings is a social running club with a focus on participation and a pressure-free environment, with the support of a friendly group of runners at the same time.

Throughout the year, Sport & Fitness also run a series of events, from wellbeing yoga classes, expert talks, spectator events and friendly tournaments, to the Birmingham 10k Great Run. Check out the Events page on our website for all upcoming events, and keep an eye on our social media channels @UBSportFitness for the latest information and updates.

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.

Stress Management Guidance

Our student wellbeing offer

Colleagues from WAG on mental health and wellbeing