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Human Resources

 

Wellbeing

Our WellChem pages provide departmental wellbeing initiatives. 

The University has its own Wellbeing website and has also launched an important initiative called Breaking the Silence which supports any person who is affected by harassment issues at work.

Sources of Support 

The University of Cambridge is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff and recognises the importance of fostering psychological as well as physical well-being.

This commitment arises from the University's duty of care to all its staff, and more generally the recognition that a safe and healthy working environment contributes to the motivation, job satisfaction, performance, and creativity of all staff.

Specifically the University is committed to the promotion of health, to the prevention of work-related stress and to the provision of support to any member of staff who may suffer stress. This means identifying those jobs that can place individuals at risk, and making sure there are measures in place to control or mitigate any risks identified. Managers are responsible for ensuring that this happens within their own work areas.

See University Wellbeing Events for upcoming courses/training/events. 

The University has published a range of self help leaflets for staff. 

The University Counselling Service  Student Counselling Service is for undergraduate and graduate members of the University and the Theological Colleges.

The Staff Counselling Centre provides support for all university employees.

The Occupational Health Service is based at 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge. Its main functions are to prevent ill health arising from work and to promote health at work. Its staff are available between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, by appointment, for confidential advice and consultation on all matters relating to work activities. The Service does not provide emergency treatment, and you should contact the Department’s First Aiders for this. The Service works closely with the Safety Office.

For help, contact Kathleen Pickett, Welfare, Training and Development Adviser or Marita Walsh, Support Services Manager.