Wellbeing at Ulster
In the Employee Wellbeing Strategy, we recognise that Wellbeing is affected by so many things we come across in our lives and following on from conversations we had across all campuses identified our Wellbeing Pillars
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Environment Wellbeing
- Financial Wellbeing
- Mental Wellbeing
- Physical Wellbeing
- Social Wellbeing
As we concentrate on these pillars, Ulster University will be well placed to create and sustain a culture that differentiates us as a place of learning and achievement, where all are proud to work, and that is focused on both our personal and collective wellbeing.
What we do
In Campus wellbeing our role is to initiate and support Wellbeing activities across the campuses of Ulster University.
Campus Wellbeing Initiatives
The campus wellbeing team supports and delivers a number of wellbeing initiatives across all campuses throughout the year. The team delivered the first ever Ulster University Wellbeing Week, and also delivered on both the Valuing Voices survey and the successful Step Up Challenge. All of the initiatives have contributed to staff wellbeing across the University.
Ulster University Wellbeing Champions are members of staff who have a passion for wellbeing! As a Wellbeing Champion you help deliver and support the wider initiatives being rolled out across the university but not only that, you also help with the wellbeing of your team.
Do you want to have a coffee morning to support a colleague? No problem!
Would you like to arrange a volunteering day for your team? The Campus Wellbeing Team can support you to do that.
Wellbeing is for us all and comes from all of us, so if you would like to become a Wellbeing Champion or want to know more - get in touch.
Campus Wellbeing facilitates the Health & Safety Executive Wellbeing Assessments for teams, schools and faculties across the university. This is a 35 question survey designed to identify issues around workplace wellbeing.
In Wellbeing we run the following courses, some are open and will be advertised here or by email or Insight item and others will be run for areas on request. If you are interested in finding out more about these courses then contact Gary or David - email@example.com
Managing Mental Health
Managing Mental Health gives managers an evidence based approach to managing mental health in the workplace.
The programme also teaches practical tools required to identify issues staff may be having in the workplace and more effectively support and signpost these employees to appropriate resources.
Personal Resilience teaches colleagues methods and techniques to equip themselves to stand up to the pressures and stresses of life.
The course will look at common stressors and will examine effective tips and techniques to help us support our mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Awareness
The main aims of mental health awareness are to highlight the most common mental health issues and disorders and to give an overview for the signs and symptoms. The course will also look at signposting tools to support those living with mental health issues.
We will also learn how to look after our own mental wellbeing.
Mental Health First Aid
First aid as we know it is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) differs only in that it is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis.
The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.
Check back soon to view upcoming wellbeing events.
There are many resources available, here is a selection for you
- How to improve your Mental Wellbeing - Mind
- Podcasts for your wellbeing
- Looking after your mental health
- Talk about your feelings - Mental Health Foundation
- How Cleanliness Can Affect Your Mental Health - The Cleaning Collective
- How Your Home Environment Affects Your Mental Health - Kolmac