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Recommit to your health

The Christmas break is now over and the New Year has begun. There is no better time to think about what you can do this year to improve your wellbeing and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The People and Culture team and the Department of Sport would like to invite you to start off your new …

Maternity/ Adoption/ Shared Parental Leave Focus Groups – Feedback and Next Steps

We recently held a series of focus groups to explore experiences of taking maternity/adoption/shared parental leave and returning to work following that leave. Focus groups took place on five campuses (University Park, Jubilee, QMC, Sutton Bonington and Derby) with a good number of staff attending – two of whom brought their babies along. There was …

Make sure you count: Talking about disability at UoN

Once again this year we’re excited to be hosting a range of events across the University as part of Disability December. Whether it’s an evening of comedy or a lunch time session about mental health, we hope you can take time out from the busy run up to the holidays to join us in raising …

Come along to the Christmas Fair

The Women’s Staff Network would like to welcome you to their Christmas Fair taking place in the Medical School Foyer of Queen’s Medical Centre on Tuesday 5 December at 11am until 2pm. The Fair will host nearly 30 stalls selling Christmas crafts, jewellery, cards, flowers, bird boxes, planters, decoupage, beauty products, bags, hair accessories, crochet …

Introducing Disability December 2017

Disability December 2017 is nearly here — it’s the second year that we have celebrated this programme at the University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham’s Disability December programme stems from International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on 3 December each year. This day aims to promote empowerment for people with disabilities, helping …

Comedy Live with Francesca Martinez and Steve Day

Thursday 14 December 7pm start Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Presented as part of Disability December 2017, Comedy Live will be showcasing two outstanding, award-winning stand-up comedians, Francesca Martinez and Steve Day. Open to University of Nottingham staff and their guests. Free. Book now to avoid disappointment! Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer and …

Let’s talk about disability

‘We are disabled people leading change’ — Disability Rights UK Disability Rights UK is a charity organisation whose vision is for equal participation for all. They work with organisations in all sectors to support them to put disabled people’s priorities at the heart of their policies and practices. They work with disabled people to enable them …

Stress and Mental Health at Work

As part of the University of Nottingham’s Disability December programme, we are delighted to welcome Steve Metcalf to the University to discuss stress and mental health at work on Friday 1 December (12:00-13:30) in A13, Pope Building. Steve Metcalf is the Director and Chief Trainer at Robustmind Mental Fitness Ldt, a leading provider in mental …

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 …