The wellbeing of our colleagues is at the heart of everything we do
Here at Salford, we strive to create an environment where all colleagues can thrive and their individual needs are met. Colleague wellbeing is key to this, and we recognise that this looks different for everyone.
We offer a wide range of services, support networks and resources for colleagues to access in a range of different ways to suit them. We encourage open conversations about wellbeing, so we can keep supporting our colleagues to be at their best.
Mental Health First Aid Network
We have over 65 trained mental health first aiders across the University who are available to talk to colleagues about any problems they may be facing. They can also signpost to sources of help and support both within the University and externally.
24-hour counselling and support service
We offer colleagues access to a 24-hour free, confidential help and advice service, as well as an in-house counselling, for those who would prefer a face to face appointment.
Colleagues can talk to qualified counsellors for support with any personal, work, or family issues they may be facing.
Dedicated mental health support service
Our Mental Health Support Service provides colleagues with confidential support for stress, anxiety, depression, low mood and much more. This support service from Access to Work is available to any colleague who is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing and it is affecting them in work.
Join the conversation!
At Salford, we want a university where everyone can thrive. We believe in zero stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open discussions so that we can offer the type of support to colleagues that really makes a difference.
Awareness events and resources
Alongside our support services, we run a wide range of events and awareness campaigns to help educate and support colleagues, and to encourage positive conversations.
We also have a wide range of resources such as mental health support and wellbeing apps to help track mood, support wellbeing goals and manage stress.
Sports Clinics and Podiatry
Our Sports Injury Clinic is free for colleagues to access and provides expert advice and support for injury or musculoskeletal problems.
Colleagues can also access a wide range of podiatry treatments from our fully supervised student clinic including help with foot problems, nail surgery, biomechanical issues, and sports-related foot injuries.
Sports and cycling
Whether you are interested in swimming, going to the gym, exercise classes, or joining a sports team, our Sports Centre has something for everyone, with discounted colleague membership.
For the cycling and sustainable transport enthusiasts, we offer a Cycle to Work program.
Physiotherapy and medical support
Our physiotherapy service is accessible to colleagues and offers advice and treatment for people who suffer with musculoskeletal problems.
We also have an onsite GP clinic that colleagues can register with for accessible medical support services.