New university wellbeing and mental health strategy for staff published

June 11th, 2024

The university has announced publication of its first Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy for staff, which marks a turning point in our commitment to our staff members.

The new staff strategy, developed by the Organisational Development Team, has been created further to the People and Culture strategy’s wellbeing programme of work and was crafted in consultation with the university’s wellbeing steering group and People and Culture Committee.

You can view the strategy via the Your Wellbeing HR webpage  and it will also be uploaded to other university webpages for ease of access.

The strategy was authored by Organisational Development Manager Louise Benski and contains a foreword by Helen McNamara, Director of Organisation and People Development, who said:

“This strategy will be the starting point for a number of important workstreams to turn our commitment to staff wellbeing and mental health into tangible support services which will help us all to thrive in our work and in our interactions with each other as a university community.”

You can view the strategy here.

The new strategy will be presented at the Inclusion and Intersectionality group meeting in June to gather views from staff network leads and to support the wellbeing and mental health frameworks being developed with support from Organisational Development Adviser Jo Lambert.

Louise and Jo are grateful for all those who have already contributed to this strategy and welcome all feedback and views on the new strategy by e-mail at: and

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