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University launches new Wellbeing website

(9 November 2017)

The University has launched a new Wellbeing website to help all staff stay happy and healthy.

As Lead Champion for Wellbeing, Professor Cary Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, says: “Wellbeing at work is now top of the agenda for many private and public sector bodies. It has moved from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’.”

That’s not only because of the rising costs associated with poor mental wellbeing at work, such as sickness absence and poor productivity, and NHS costs. As an employer, the University also wants to help staff look after their health and use the support on offer.

The new website includes:

  • the ‘Six Ways to Wellbeing’ – based on a set of evidence-based actions that promote wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation in 2008 for the Government's Foresight project on Mental Capital and Well-being;
  • full listings for the University’s Wellbeing Week – this year, it runs from Monday, 20 November to Friday, 24 November;
  • financial wellbeing – money worries can lead to higher stress and anxiety levels so here the University provides numerous ways to help save you money;
  • resources – including free downloads and online resources and information;
  • wellbeing facilities – a guide to what we have here on campus;
  • blogs – sharing the latest thoughts and ideas from wellbeing experts and our own colleagues. 

So don't wait any longer - your way to Wellbeing starts here: