About the recent health and wellbeing event on 11 Feb

On 11 February we held a Health and Wellbeing event to mark the launch of the University's three year Health and Wellbeing plan. Saul Tendler, Acting Vice-Chancellor, opened the event with talks from Helen Selvidge and four departments.

Download the Health and Wellbeing plan [pdf]

Helen Selvidge, Assistant HR Director, confirmed the University has been making positive progress with the Health and Wellbeing agenda and that the University was the first University to introduce Mental Health First Aid training, with over 700 colleagues accessing one of the three training courses.

Helen Selvidge on the Health and Wellbeing agenda
A group Q&A with department representatives

Helen explained that UEB had agreed a formal plan, which outlines the priorities for the University over the coming years. The plan is set around five key themes:

  • Culture and openness
  • Heath services, Benefits and interventions
  • Leadership and training
  • Policy, guidance and online support
  • Raising awareness

Representatives from four departments, all of which had received nominations at the recent Professional@York awards, shared some of their initiatives. These included the introduction of new objectives for line managers to promote health and wellbeing with staff, arranging lunch time resilience training sessions through to setting up yoga, crafts, knitting and running sessions to switch off and relax.

For those unable to make the event, we now have the audio and slides from the event available online:

Listen to the event online [Panopto]

Keep up to date on future health and wellbeing events and activities through HR Round Up, the HR webpages and the well@York twitter feed.