Your wellbeing stories and research

Staff health and wellbeing is an important priority for our University; many of you will have accessed support and inspiration for your wellbeing, both physical and emotional, via Juice.

8–14 May 2017 marks Mental Health Awareness Week and to support this, we asked you to share your personal stories of cultivating wellbeing, as well as any wellbeing or mental health related research you may be involved with.

Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, this year's Mental Health Awareness Week campaign explores how we can cultivate good mental health, with a focus on the strategies and resources we need to re-frame our ability to thrive in life.

In our most recent staff survey 76 per cent of respondents said they would be comfortable discussing a mental health and wellbeing issue with their manager. We're happy to be continuing this sense of openness by sharing your stories.

Thank you to everyone who got in touch; here are your stories!

Your personal stories

A collection of heartfelt stories, coping strategies and quick tips. 

Thank you for sharing your stories. 

Read the collection

Weston Park


Professor Brendan Stone

Brendan, Professor of Social Engagement and the Humanities, shares his thoughts on what good mental health and wellbeing means to him and how this is reflected in his work across our University and city.

Read Brendan's story

Chris Blackmore

Your research and projects

Inspiring ideas from brass bands to a wall of gratitude and the importance of sleep. 

Thank you for your contributions. 

Discover inspiring research

LGBT network

Thoughts on the obstacles to good mental health and wellbeing often faced by the LGBT community. 

LGBT perspectives

LGBT group shot

Juice, for Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond

Juice activities include yoga, meditation, choir, Tai-Chi, needlework and the Juice walking group. 

Visit Juice to book an activity

You can also browse Juice articles about creating a positive mindset. Articles include the value of walking meetings, meditation and the benefits of music on health and wellbeing.

Visit the Health Hub

If you're looking for a practical way forward to a problem, feel free to make use of our confidential helpline.

About the staff helpline

And for details of alternative mental health support visit the You don’t have to face it alone pages.

You don't have to face it alone