- Healthy Working Lives
The Healthy Working Lives (HWL) Awards is a Scottish Government initiative to encourage employers to promote a safer and healthier workforce. The HWL Award Programme recognises that looking after the health, safety and wellbeing of employees is not only good for the individual, but also contributes to reduced sickness absence, fewer workplace accidents, greater productivity and increased efficiency.
The Sport and Exercise Team run Free Style Fitness Yoga for staff as part of Health Working Lives. Visit their website for more information.
- Aberdeen Sports Village
Membership of ASV
The University provides free off-peak memberships of Aberdeen Sports Village to all its employees. Off peak memberships allow users to access the fitness suite and classes from 06.30-16.30 Monday to Friday (last entry 16.00), and anytime at weekends. In addition, University staff will be allowed entry to Tuesday’s Total Fitness and Thursday’s Sports Conditioning evening classes free of charge. Please see the class timetable for details of times.
On your first visit to ASV, please take your Staff ID card along to reception. You will be asked to complete a short membership application form and the ASV team will then activate your membership (Staff ID) card for you.
Staff can upgrade their free off-peak membership to a peak membership (gym, class, aquatics, athletics & squash access during all opening hours) with a small additional monthly cost. To upgrade, please contact ASV directly on +44 (0) 1224 43 8900.
Sport and Exercise Team
The University of Aberdeen Sport and Exercise Team is based at Aberdeen Sports Village. They are dedicated to encouraging participation, enjoyment and mastery in sport and exercise. They take pride in their teaching and the vast amount of opportunities they offer staff, students and the local community.
Visit the dedicated Sport and Exercise Team website where you will find a network of support that features a variety of services, programmes, and classes. So go on...feel inspired, be motivated and take a step towards a healthier you!
- Stress Management
The University of Aberdeen is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all staff and we recognise that excessive levels of work-related stress are a potential cause of ill-health. We also recognise that we have a duty in law to ensure that the health of our employees is not adversely affected by their work. This Policy provides guidance on how issues relating to work-related stress will be managed within the University.
Mental Health and Stress Resources
- Steps for stress booklet
- Coping with stress booklet
- NHS Grampian Occupational Health Counselling leaflet
- Scottish Association for Mental Health: www.samh.org.uk
- The Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
- Breathing Space: http://breathingspace.scot/
- NHS Stress Page: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress/Pages/Introduction.aspx
- Health & Safety Executive Stress Page: www.hse.gov.uk/stress
- British Heart Foundation Stress Page: https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/preventing-heart-disease/stress
- Steps for Stress: www.stepsforstress.org