World Mental Health Day 2023: find support and guidance

October 10th, 2023

Today (Tuesday 10 October) is world mental health day. More and more of us are aware of mental health, but one in three people feel too embarrassed to ask for support.

To help take the next step from awareness to action we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the resources available for colleagues to support everyone’s mental health.

  • As a line manager you can attend our Leading Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops to learn more about supporting your own mental health as well as protecting and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of your team. Places are available on Thursday 11 October from 10am – 11am and Monday 6 November from  2pm – 3pm. You can register here.
  • Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) – provide a point of contact for staff seeking support, they are trained to have a good awareness of mental health to signpost staff to appropriate professional support and provide the opportunity to engage in supportive conversations. The MHFA SharePoint site has names and departments of all MHFAs.
  • As well as our Counselling Service, all members of staff have access to counselling support via our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). You can access the service here via our Employee Hub. If you’d like to know more about how the EAP can support you, there are a number of  webinars running this week which explain the features of the service.  These webinars will also be available as recordings via the same link after the event.
  • Togetherall – provides a safe online space for members to engage anonymously with a wide network of people across the world who understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health. Peer-to-peer support is available and members can access the online support community 24/7 and 365 days of the year. This is free to UoN staff.

In addition, wellbeing resources can be found on the UoN Wellbeing Hub.


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