Health & Well-Being

 

‌Promoting Health and Well-Being to Create a Remarkable Workplace

 

 

Aberystwyth University is keen to create a supportive and positive work environment for all staff members.

The Health Champions are on hand to help identify solutions which will help to improve staff work-life balance, health and wellbeing.

Contacts:

Diane Jones (dnj@aber.ac.uk) - Chair of the Corporate Health Steering Group

Heather Hinkin (heh@aber.ac.uk) - HR Health and Wellbeing representative

 

If you have any suggestions on how the University could increase Health and Wellbeing of staff please email wellbeing@aber.ac.uk

The Corporate Health Standard

AU is committed to workplace health and wellbeing as shown by our success in achieving the Silver Award Corporate Health Standard.

For More information on Specific Health Issues please visit the links below

 

The university achieved the Silver Award for the Corporate Health Standard in April 2015.  Members of the Corporate Health Steering Group are listed below:-

Diane Jones - IBERS, representing Unison - Chair

Rachel Hubbard -Sports Centre

Heather Hinkin- HR

Sam Morrison- HR

Phil Maddison - Health and Safety

Jackie Sayce - IGHPP

Kath Williams - ILLCA

Jeremy Mabbutt - Campus Services

Elinor Howells - Communications

Maria Ferreira - Estates

Sarah Taylor- Planning Office

Nicole Finnigan - Research, Business and Innovation

Gwenno Piette - Centre for Welsh Language Services

Angharad Jones - Student Support

Lou Hardinge - Student Support

John Glasby - Campus Services

General Information

Wellbeing Map

Student Support have put together a  Wellbeing Map (PDF) which provides information on walking routes, relaxing spaces and wildlife on campus.

Aberystwyth University Mental Health First Aiders

The Mental Health First Aiders are a group of staff members that are trained in Mental Health First Aid. They are the first point of call for both students and staff who might be experiencing distress or mental health difficulties, and are able to sign-post to the appropriate services.

The Mental Health First Aider’s primary role is to signpost individuals to the appropriate services that are available, they are not trained practitioners and cannot provide treatment. They are able to provide a one off signposting service but cannot be used as a form of ongoing treatment or as a long term support service.

Contact Details - Aberystwyth University Mental Health First Aiders

Employee Assistance Programme

Below you can find the link to the presentation given by Care First, our employee assistance programme, on Stress Awareness Day 4th November 2015.

Care First presentation.pdf