Wellbeing Toolkit

Wellbeing Toolkit

Maintaining our mental wellbeing can be difficult; and it’s difficult in different ways for different people. It could be that you’re struggling to find a positive work/life balance, or that you’re not exercising as much as you’d like to.

The University has a welcoming and supportive community. Many of our staff have returned to campus while a large number of staff continue to work from home, we should try to consider the diverse situations our colleagues are in – some may be living alone and struggling with the isolation, others have caring responsibilities that need to be woven into the working day.

Our Wellbeing Toolkit is designed to help you look after yourself, and find the support you need when you need it.

It’s a comprehensive overview of resources, activities and advice to help you maintain positive mental wellbeing which you can tailor to your own needs and circumstances. If you need additional support please contact your HR Partner or use one of our free support services.

Be Active

Being active isn’t just good for our physical health; it’s also proven to have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. Take time for a short walk during the day or take a new physical activity you enjoy or have always wanted to pursue.

Be present

Being present with your thoughts and feelings and with the world around you can boost your wellbeing. Try taking a break to sit quietly in the garden or park, listen to your favourite music or mindfulness session. Simple things can bring us joy.  


Learning improves our self-esteem, keeps us connected and involved and helps us adapt to change and find meaning in our lives. It has also been shown to help prevent depression in later years. Try learning something new today. Read a new book or research something you’ve always been curious about.


Giving to others can create positive feelings and help you to connect with other people.  It can be as simple as asking a friend how they are or giving your time to listen to someone who needs support or company.