The health and wellbeing of staff at Loughborough is paramount to the success of our University. That’s why the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service launched a dedicated wellbeing framework last year which aims to actively embed wellbeing into the core of what we do.
To support this, the upcoming event will feature in-person expert lectures on the following:
1.30pm Wellbeing for leaders – aimed at anyone within the University with managerial responsibility, followed by a Q&A.
1.30pm: Food for the mind – if you ever struggle with anxiety, low mood or stress, nutrition-centred wellbeing offers a practical angle that can help you feel empowered to act. This session will inspire individuals by offering practical steps to improve nutrition and a balanced diet.
2.45pm-3.30pm: Emotional wellbeing – this session will focus on themes of resilience, wellbeing, and performance.
In addition, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Jennings will provide an opening speech to attendees at 1pm to discuss the Wellbeing Framework in more depth, as well as share his thoughts on why staff wellbeing is a priority for the institution.
Furthermore, staff can visit stands showcasing the various wellbeing services, available including the newly implemented Wellbeing Champions and Wellbeing Café sessions.
The event takes place from 1pm-4pm in the James France Building, and staff can register their place online here. The first 50 people to attend on the day will receive a goody bag on arrival. Please note attendees do not have to attend a lecture to be part of the event and can drop in throughout the afternoon as they wish.
Director of Human Resources Anne Lamb commented: “Staff wellbeing includes the physical, emotional, financial and social factors that affect us both at work and in our personal lives. We spend a lot of time in the workplace and it’s important to ensure that we look after ourselves and those around us.
“That’s why it’s important that managers make arrangements for team members to attend wherever possible so that all staff feel able to take time out of their working day on 27 April to come along and prioritise their wellbeing – whether that’s attending one of the lectures or finding out more about the support services available to them.”
Chief Operating Officer Richard Taylor explains below why the University has created a Wellbeing Framework:
More information about the Framework can be found here.