HAWN Training – new online resource to promote health and wellbeing in nursing and midwifery

Researchers at Nottingham have developed an online package called HAWN Training. This aims to promote the health and wellbeing of nurses and midwives. This project was led by Dr Holly Blake (School of Health Sciences) in collaboration with Steph Knowles Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust) and other trust colleagues. HAWN Training is an online CPD package that …

Happy World Mental Health Day – this year dedicated to mental health in the workplace

Today is the World Mental Health Day and this year it is dedicated to mental health in the workplace. During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace …

Mental Health First Aid: Understanding and Managing Mental Health

As part of the University of Nottingham’s Wellbeing Programme, we are delighted to welcome Caroline Hounsell, Director of Partnerships and Product Development at Mental Health First Aid England on Thursday 13th July, 12:00 – 13:30 in B08, Engineering and Science Learning Centre. Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to identify, understand and help a …

Workplace Wellbeing Massages

Settle into summer with a free workplace massage. As part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme for staff we are offering 15 minute, seated and clothed, acupressure massages which use a variety of techniques to relax, sooth and revitalise you at work. Massages work on a physical level to eliminate the knots and stresses that build …

Looking out for each other in the Vet School

By Zara Abas, Teaching Intern Staff Student Liaison Officer At Nottingham Vet School, we pride ourselves on our commitment to staff and student welfare. We recently launched #Lookoutforeachother, our school-wide mental health and wellbeing awareness campaign which has rapidly gained momentum over the last year. Thanks to generous funding from Nottingham Cascade, we have been able …

Dementia Awareness – A pop-up café with unexpected results

By Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, Faculty of Social Sciences  We celebrated Dementia Awareness Week 2017 with an installation in Nottingham’s Market Square.  The aim was to showcase art works produced by people with dementia, to raise awareness and to have fun.  The café had been conceived by Victoria Tischler as an …

Month of the Mind – Upcoming Events

During May, the People and Culture team will be running the second annual Month of the Mind. We are excited to work with Rough Trade again this year to deliver a second In Your Head event after its success during our Disability December events programme last year. The event will take place on Tuesday 9 …

The School of Health Sciences shares best practice around staff wellbeing

The School of Health Sciences was the first at the University to develop a school-based health and wellbeing programme for staff, embedding workplace health and wellbeing within the school strategy and organisational structures and as such are currently informing wellbeing strategies for other schools and the wider University. Associate Professor Dr Holly Blake has chaired the school …

Workplace wellbeing: Smart objects and healthier workplace behaviours

Horizon CDT student, Yitong Huang was recently successful in securing funding from the EPSRC funded Balance Network to deliver a design workshop to look at how smart objects can be co-designed to motivate healthier workplace behaviours.  The half day event was held on 19 October at The University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus, with attendees from …