Welcome to the Staff Wellbeing Webpages!

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.  

Below you will find information about the wellbeing support available to you, both on campus here at university, as well as further information and signposting to outside sources of help and support. 

P.S. We are always interested in your views. If you have any comments or ideas you would like to pass onto the wellbeing team, we would love to hear from you. Please email Staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk with your ideas or suggestions. 

 

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.

 

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.

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September:

  • September Stress Workshops for Staff

You told us at the Staff Wellbeing & Benefits Fair that the number one wellbeing issue for you right now is stress. So we have invited Jo Fisher, clinical and solution-focused hypnotherapist, to join us on four dates in September to deliver some one off 'Stress Sessions' to help staff understand more about stress and and some techniques for managing it. 

We are running this session on multiple dates at different times, so that hopefully everyone that wants to, has the opportunity to attend. They will be held in person on campus on the following dates:

-Wednesday 28th September 12:30 - 13:30 (OA7/30)  Click here to book

-Thursday 29th September 11:30 -12:30 (OA5/11) Click here to book

**NOTE** - Please note this is the same session repeated so you only need to book onto one.

 

  • Wed 28th September - 12:45pm-1:15pm - September Menopause Talk & Support Group (in person SB9/07a) - 12 spaces. Email staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk to get the Teams invite or click here for more info.
  • Thurs 29th September - 12:15pm-1pm - The return of the Staff Pop Choir. (On Campus, Venue TBC). This is the first in a block of 10 lunchtime choir sessions. To register your interest please email staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk .

 

October:

  • October is 'Menopause Awareness Month' and 'Stoptober'. Please see our menopause page and our stop smoking page for more information and support in these areas. 
  • Tues 11th October 12pm-12:30pm - Menopause Awareness Month additional Talk & Support Group (in person SB9/07a) - 12 spaces. Email staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk to let us know you would like to attend. 
  • Wed 26th October - 12:45pm - 1:15pm - October Menopause Talk & Support Group (on Teams). Email staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk to get the Teams invite or click here for more info.
  • Every Thursday 12:15pm - 1pm in RSG/01 - Staff Pop Choir. To register your interest please contact staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk.

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.

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Meet the Staff Wellbeing Team

Maizy Jenner

Staff Wellbeing Manager

I am brand new to the university. My background is in both staff and student mental health and wellbeing and I am very excited to be returning to the university environment.

Bianca Sykes-Muskett

Staff Wellbeing Officer

I have worked here at the University in staff wellbeing for 4 years. My background is in academia and I have a PhD in Health Psychology from the University of Leeds.

Lauren Clegg

Staff Wellbeing Officer

I have been with the University since April 2022. My background is in mental wellbeing and support work, having done a degree in Criminology, I then spent 8 years working with victims of crime. I am also a trained Person-Centred counsellor.

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 confidential wellbeing chat, email staff.wellbeing@hud.ac.uk and we'll make an appointment for you. 

Our Values

Respect, trust, integrity, care and confidentiality 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 here