Wellbeing Café

Wellbeing cafés are part of a new Employee Wellbeing initiative to draw together what is happening across the University in support of wellbeing, to come together to share and network with each other, to support one another, and to potentially identify any future wellbeing support that may be required.

Wellbeing cafés will be running throughout the autumn term as staff are planning to and returning to campus.  These 60 minute Microsoft Team events are intended to be a forum where people from across the University can come together to share their thoughts and network with each other, planning has also started on how to provide similar opportunities for those people within our community who do not have regular access to virtual platforms.  These events are not intended to be a talking shop but to be used to stimulate and create new ideas and suggestions in support of the wellbeing of individuals and our collective community.

These events will be themed, so that we can focus on specific areas that we feel are important to people right now. 

Some members of the OHAG (Occupational Health Advisory Group) will be present at these events to listen to the views expressed and to share these with the group as part of our next step planning.  A Wellbeing Channel has been created within Microsoft Teams to enable the sharing of ideas and to keep the conversations open.  If you have suggestions for themes for future Wellbeing cafés please add them to these conversations.

Dates and themes:

Wednesday 30th September 2pm – Transport and sharing the experience of being back on campus

Friday 16th October 10am – mitigation actions / face coverings and general feedback on return to campus

Monday 9th November 2pm

Thursday 26th November 10am

Tuesday 8th December 2pm

Join now to attend one or more sessions, all staff are welcome.

What next?

The Wellbeing Action Group will review and evaluate this programme of events and keep everyone updated through the Wellbeing Hub webpages and Wellbeing Channel on Microsoft Teams.