Regular Wellbeing Groups

To join any of these groups or for more information, see our Regular Initiatives Page 

Menopause Talk and Support

The next meeting will be Tuesday 31st October 12.15-12.45pm online via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to join us, email

Returning Parents Group

Join our network of parents with little ones. The next meeting will be announced soon.

Staff Book Club

The next meeting will be Wednesday 17th January online via Microsoft TEAMS. We will be discussing 'Burnt Sugar' by Avni Doshi.

Staff Choir

We rehearse on Thursday during term time on campus 12:15 - 13:00.

Time Out Sessions

Every Wednesday between 12pm and 1pm the Staff Wellbeing Room (SB09/07a) is open to staff to use as a place to pause and rest during the working day. No need to book, just turn up.


Confidential Wellbeing Support for Staff

Find out more about our confidential service for staff wellbeing support. (This is a free service available for ALL staff).


Regular Wellbeing Initiatives

Find out more about the wellbeing groups and events that take place on a regular basis.


In-Person 'Staff Wellbeing Chat' Appointments

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone face to face. A wellbeing chat appointment with the staff wellbeing team provides you with the space to do just that!


Wellbeing Information & Resources

Here you can find a range of health and wellbeing support on a wide variety of topics such as Stess, Anxiety, Bereavement, Healthy Eating etc..


Cost of Living Support

Here you can find sources of information and support for cost of living


Staff Wellbeing Monthly Newsletter

Click to view the latest (and previous) issues of our monthly wellbeing newsletter - packed full of useful tips and helpful info.


Staff Wellbeing Blog

Click to see the latest news and blog posts from staff wellbeing


Mental Health First Aiders

Information on the Mental Health First Aid Network 

Our Space

We are based on level 9 in the Schwann Building. When you come out of the lift turn right towards Occupational Health. Once you go through the Occupational Health door, we are the first door immediately on your left (SB9/07a). 

We use our staff wellbeing room as the venue for most of our regular in person events, such as the book club and the menopause support group. 

We also have a selection of 'wellbeing books' available for you to borrow from our wellbeing library. Feel free to pop up and have a browse. 

Or if you would like to speak to one of our team for a wellbeing chat, email and we'll make an appointment for you. 

Accreditations and Pledges

At our University, we believe that our workforce is our greatest asset, and so the health and wellbeing of ALL our staff is a priority.  

Workplace Wellbeing Charter

The University is accredited by the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, the national accreditation standard that recognises an organisation’s commitment to improving the lives of those who work here. This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to creating a culture that values health and wellbeing.

Mindful Employer

As an employer we recognise that in the UK, people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination at work. Having signed the ‘Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health’, we are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently, and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

NDA Pledge

The University of Huddersfield is supportive of the campaign to not use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence complainants in sexual misconduct cases and has signed the Can't Buy My Silence Universities NDA Pledge List

We are committed to not using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to prevent individuals from reporting sexual abuse, bullying, harassment and violence and we will not use them for these purposes. We care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our staff and students and condemn all forms of sexual abuse, bullying, harassment and violence - supporting individuals is a priority for us.

Our Promise

Respect, trust, integrity and care are the key values that underpin our work within the staff wellbeing team. 


5 Ways to Wellbeing

Research suggests that we can all improve our overall wellbeing by including these 5 elements in our lives:

  • Real life connection with others
  • Being physically active
  • Learning new knowledge and new skills
  • Taking notice of the present moment, i.e. mindfulness
  • Giving to others - this doesn't have to be cash, it can be your time, skills, or support


The Staff Wellbeing Team considers these five steps as a guide when planning our range of staff wellbeing events and activities here at Huddersfield University. You can find out more information and resources about each of these steps on our 5 ways to Wellbeing page