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Staff wellbeing at Hope

Mental health and well-being covers a wide range of situations and issues. Whether you are worried about your mental health, or you are seeking ways to build your mental resilience, find a range of support and resources here. You can find helpful information both with the University and externally.

The University is committed to the principles of equality and diversity as well as the elimination of discriminatory practices. Within this context the University seeks to ensure that individuals are:

  • treated with respect and dignity
  • find it possible to participate fully in the life of the University
  • are recognised for the varied contributions that contribute to Hope’s mission
  • have equal access to opportunities so as to maximise their personal, academic and  professional development

Useful Information 

Equality and Diversity Policy

NHS Mental Wellbeing

NHS Mental Health

Mind

Time to Change 

Stress management

Pressure is part of everyday life, but if it is excessive or prolonged pressure, this can lead to stress. 

Stress is the word that many people use when they are describing how the demands of their life seem to be becoming too great for them to cope with. This ability to cope varies from person to person and what one person finds stressful may not be a problem for another. Whilst many of us suffer with stress at times in our day-to-day lives, long-term stress is known to be bad for our health and many of us would like to find ways to gain some control over it.

If you have a particular question regarding your health, and you cannot find the information on the web pages, feel free to contact the  who would be happy to help you. 

There are also numerous external sites that can help you manage stress and offer advice on how to avoid stress for the future: 

Health and Safety Executive has some very useful webpages about work-related stress.

Counselling services

The University provides a counselling service for staff, this is a chance to take time out and take stock if you are facing difficulties or challenges in some aspect of your life.  You can explore these with a counsellor. They will offer some immediate insights and coping strategies as appropriate and suggest possible ways forward using the most relevant approaches for you.

Staff counselling is provided by an external provider, Counselling Solutions Northwest, at their offices in the City Centre. Staff also have access to Recourse, a 24hour helpline. You can find out more information in the  section of the website.