The University offers staff a range of courses and resources to help improve your mental and physical wellbeing at work and in life.
- Wellbeing in the workplace: A practical workshop
- Developing a wellness action plan (WAP)
- Building Inner Resilience
- Building Resilient Teams
- Managing Health and Absence
- Mentoring at Bristol - an Introduction
- Mixed Self Defence (Level 1)
- Managing Yourself and Your Time
- Women's Self Defence (Level 1)
- Women's Self Defence (Level 2)
- Retirement Seminar
Resources for Wellbeing
Stress management and wellbeing for staff
As part of the University's commitment to providing a positive working environment, this page has been developed as a gateway to services and resources across the University that will help you understand, manage and reduce work related stress and improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
KnowHow resources on Wellbeing
Explore KnowHow's extensive resources on wellbeing, with topics such as managing stress, mindfulness, good mental health and even how to sleep better.
'How to manage stress'
This booklet, created by mental health charity Mind, is for anyone who wants to learn how to manage stress. It explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. It also includes information about help and support, as well as providing tips for friends and family.
'Preparing yourself for retirement'
This helpful article from Saga offers guidance on how to prepare your thoughts, feelings and emotions for the next phase in your life.
What makes you happy?
This inspirational playlist of videos from TED explores the origins, nature and secrets of happiness.
'The Little Book of Mindfulness'
This little book by Dr Patrizia Collard is full of simple 5- and 10-minute practices you can incorporate into your day to find freedom from stress and ultimately, more peace in your life.
The guide includes
- Time to Change campaign - personal stories
- Policy and Guidance for managers
- Support for staff
Sport, Exercise and Health offer advice and resources around wellbeing and healthy living. They can also run bespoke workplace wellness days covering a range of wellbeing interventions
Staff Social is all about getting you connected with the University community – its events, clubs, people and places
The Staff Counselling service offer individual counselling appointments and groups sessions on mindfulness.
Find out how we aim to make working life at the University productive, rewarding, enjoyable and healthy. Visit the PositiveWorking@Bristol web pages