Priority three: Wellbeing

We will create a positive environment that supports and encourages the wellbeing of our staff and students, whilst empowering individuals to be responsible for their own wellbeing.

University of Sheffield colleagues having a supportive conversation

We will:

  • Review and implement an updated Staff and Student Mental Health Strategy, in line with UUK guidance. Continue to enhance and evaluate services and environment to ensure a holistic whole University approach to staff and student mental health.
  • Make a committed pledge to the Mind Initiative, the UUK updated #stepchange framework for mental health, and aim for accreditation under the University Mental Health Charter.
  • Proactively identify the causes and impact of environment, practice and culture on wellbeing, and take steps to improve wellbeing and reduce excessive pressure.
  • Ensure that wellbeing is reflected in core policies, processes, procedures and guidance documents.
  • Provide appropriate and accessible development and training, including training for managers on how to support colleagues, and training for staff on how to support student mental health and wellbeing. Provide tools and techniques to empower staff and students to manage their own wellbeing.

Our vision

We are the University of Sheffield. And this is our vision.