Week of Wellbeing and new Employee Hub launched

November 12th, 2018

The first University of Nottingham Week of Wellbeing starts today, with more than 150 activities and events aimed at supporting staff in their wellbeing.

The week also sees the launch of a new Employee Assistance Programme accessed through the new Employee Hub.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West, announced the launch of the hub in her latest blog.

The Week of Wellbeing programme features more than 150 activities and events open to staff throughout the week, with a focus on five themes:

  • Healthy mental wellbeing
  • Healthy work experience
  • Social wellbeing
  • Health lifestyle
  • Healthy environment

The new Employee Hub

The new Employee Hub brings together existing and new resources to support our staff. These include the new Employee Assistance Programme and the new Staff Lifestyle Benefits Platform.

The Employee Assistance Programme offers 24/7 services and support to colleagues and their immediate families. From financial, legal and consumer rights help to mental health support available through telephone and face to face counselling sessions, the programme provides free, confidential assistance — and it’s just a phone call away.

The new Staff Lifestyle Benefits platform, provided by Sodexo, gives staff access to shopping, leisure and lifestyle offers and discounts from more than 6,000 suppliers. These range from discounts on your coffee and your weekly shop to saving money on big purchases, like holidays and electronic equipment.

To access the new Employee Hub including the Employee Assistance Programme, and to find out more about the new services and support available, visit the HR website.

Week of Wellbeing

Our Week of Wellbeing (12-16 November 2018) supports a long-term focus on wellbeing at the University of Nottingham. It includes a number of activities and events to help improve awareness and showcase different areas of employee wellbeing.

Included in the events programme are keynote speeches, including speakers from HSBC (talking about financial wellbeing), a session led by Janet Lord, Professor of Immune Cell Biology, University of Birmingham (discussing working towards a healthy old age), Smokefree Nottingham (talking about smoking), and many speakers from the University of Nottingham including Dr Holly Blake, Associate Professor, Health Sciences (Promoting Health at Work) and Dr Fiona McCullough, School of Biosciences (discussing Food as Fuel).

There’s also a comprehensive listing of fitness-related events from UoN sport. In addition, tours of the new Cripps Health Centre will take place on Thursday 15 November, presented by centre manager Daniel Hammersley.

Take a look at our events listing; there’s still time to sign up to many events, with others offered on a drop-in basis.

If you’re a manager, please encourage team members to attend these events, and access the new Employee Hub.

Find out more at nottingham.ac.uk/go/week-of-wellbeing

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