The dedicated webpage for staff to support their physical, social and mental wellbeing has been updated to contain guidance and support for those working from home. Resources include how to make sure you are physically comfortable, tips for staying connected and looking after your wellbeing.
The Yellow Book – an online tool for staff and students – has a wealth of content to support your journey to positive wellbeing. The resource explores a range of techniques including breathing exercises, spoken affirmations, tapping techniques and the power of creativity.
It also features advice and tips from therapists and health practitioners. It is written by Peter Hirst and Claire Evans of rethinkyourmind, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve wellbeing through creative and personalised resources.
The University also has an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), provided by Assured Health, that provides confidential, unlimited support on any matters that might be of concern including mental health, relationships and money matters. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, both online and over the phone. The site has an extensive library of guides, podcasts, planners and more, and the service is also available to immediate family members, should they need it.
Their 24/7 confidential helpline can be reached by calling 0800 030 5182. An employee guide detailing the process when calling can be viewed here.
Log-in details for the EAP:
- Username: Loughborough
- Password: University
Remember that we are all doing the best we can during this time. Take some time to look at the resources available to you and find out how you can take care of your mental wellbeing.