Juice - Mental Health Awareness Week
This year for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), Juice are focusing on your mental health and wellbeing. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes.
We want to encourage staff to consider their own, and others’ wellbeing, through our new webpages and wider Juice activities and services.
To access the Juice platform to see what’s on this week please click here.
For more information on Mental Health Awareness Week visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk
New Juice Webpages
We’re committed to making the University a remarkable place to work and everyone’s health and wellbeing sits at the heart of this aim. Juice is about encouraging and inspiring you to look after your wellbeing, both physical and mental.
In support of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we have launched some dedicated mental wellbeing pages for staff to access as and when they might need. These pages are designed to be a practical resource, signposting and guiding both individuals and line managers to services and useful information on mental health and wellbeing.
For some people, mindfulness can raise more questions than answers. If you are a member of staff, interested in finding out more about mindfulness and giving it a try, Juice is running introductory sessions across campus throughout May.
These evening sessions will provide an overview as to what mindfulness is (and isn't) and provides opportunity to try a shorter and longer guided practice, along with scope for discussion and questions. We want to come out to you where possible, as such we will be holding each session at a different location.
Whilst this session is geared towards newcomers to mindfulness, it is open to any who want to attend and participate.
Please also browse our Juice articles around creating and sustaining a positive mindset. The Health Hub can be accessed through our Juice platform via MUSE. Articles include the value of meditation, making healthy habits stick, and the benefits of getting outdoors for mental wellbeing.
Did you know that we have a Staff helpline?
The staff helpline (0800 0281947) and counselling service is available for all staff and their immediate families to access practical help, information, advice and support to address and resolve problems and issues they may be facing at home or at work. The service is free, independent, confidential and available 24 hours a day.
You may wish to use this service for independent advice on a range of issues that may be affecting you at any one time. You may also wish to utilise this service for access to telephone or face to face counselling.
You can call the helpline on 0800 0281947.