You’re invited: Improving the mental health and wellbeing of our university workforce

Categories: University Campus

At the University of Salford, we are committed to adopting a proactive and holistic approach to the mental health and wellbeing of all our colleagues.

Like other universities, we recognise the importance of preventing problems and we are keen to play our part in promoting national commitment and actions that improve the mental health and wellbeing of the whole university workforce.

With this in mind, we are hosting a special, free, one-day event to ask key questions and seek meaningful and practical solutions to support university staff across all sections of the workforce where leadership, health, wellbeing and human resources are a key focus.

Organised by our Mental Health and Wellbeing group to coincide with World Mental Health Day, our first ever colleague mental health and wellbeing event will bring together decision makers from across the higher education community to expand networks, discuss challenges and share best practice.

The conference features key speakers whose roles reflect the perspectives of university employers, university leaders and colleagues on challenges facing the mental health and wellbeing of all working in this sector. They include Professor Gail Kinman from Birkbeck, University of London, John de Pury, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, and Professor Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University and President of the British Academy of Management.

The focus of the event is on identifying potential solutions, as well as recognising the challenges, in hopes that through group work with other delegates and conversation with our invited speakers, concerns can be aired, ideas and good practice shared, and action plans prepared.

You can find out more and register to attend here.

For further information or queries regarding this event please contact A.Weinberg@salford.ac.uk

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