Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health


Looking After You - Developing a Wellness Action Plan (WAP)

Following our signing 'Time to Change' pledge in October, we are delighted to announce the first in a series of programmes to support staff wellbeing.

As part of this, we are adopting a more proactive approach to promoting your wellbeing at work, particularly for mental health, and we're beginning with a series of open sessions.

'Looking after You - Developing a Wellness Action Plan' is a one-hour session that introduces you to the concept of using wellness action plans as a practical way to support your mental health - or that of your colleagues - at work. This has been adapted from a well-used tool developed by the mental health charity MIND.

If you're currently experiencing a mental health issue, completing a wellness action plan may help you; if you're well at the moment but interested in mapping out what needs to be in place for you to remain so, a wellness action plan could prove to be a very proactive tool for you.

We have scheduled the following sessions:

16 November, 11:30 -12:30, Priory Road Complex A Block, 0A1

29 November, 11:30 - 12:30, Priory Road Complex A Block, 0A1

5 December, 9:30 - 10:30, Life Sciences Building, G13/14

Just come along and find out more - no need to book or register.


Link to the WAP: WAP Template (Office document, 71kB)

Link to the Guidance on how to fill in WAP: WAP Guidance (Office document, 76kB)


We're planning further wellbeing events, which we'll publicise soon. They will cover the following:

Five ways to wellbeing - Mindfulness - Top tips for effective sleep



We have recently developed a new Absence and Health - Policy and Guidance and are working on a number of initiatives. 


  * University of Bristol is supporting health and wellbeing of its staff. This page will be developed over the next few months. *