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Collaborative staff wellbeing project with Estates wins national award

13 April 2018

The University has been recognised for its work in supporting staff wellbeing at the annual Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) awards ceremony held at Canterbury Cathedral on Tuesday 10 April.

The Working Well initiative was a collaborative project between the Estates Division and Sport, Exercise and Health which included elements such as;

  • Physical activity sessions including a regular instructed staff running group
  • Incentivised walking challenges
  • Physio led self-care sessions on posture and common injury 
  • Resources and workshops on improving your health and wellbeing

 SEH's Physical Activity and Health Development Officer Peter Burrows, who worked with Estates to develop and deliver the initiative, says of the award:

"It's been fantastic working alongside colleagues in Estates to deliver the 'Working Well' wellbeing support programme. This is a brilliant example of how collaborative working can help to deliver innovative projects with a substantive impact on a wide range of colleagues performing a variety of roles at the University.  Paul Smith and Dave Tonkin from Estates were keen to promote the tangible benefits of increasing physical activity and promoting wellbeing opportunities for their teams allowed us to design and implement a really wide-reaching and engaging offer.  Seeing this initiative achieve national recognition has far exceeded our expectations and will hopefully open the door to future projects".