Wellbeing announcements

Well Now - Your monthly wellbeing newsletter

Welcome to the Wellbeing Announcements page. This page contains information about the wellbeing campaigns, initiatives and events that are currently available to employees. Below you will find a summary of the most recent wellbeing initiatives to be publicised in the University’s employee monthly wellbeing newsletter, ‘Well Now’, as well as links to previous issues of ‘Well Now’.

You can sign up to receive the Well Now newsletter via email each month.

You can sign up to currently available wellbeing-related events and courses currently available on PDMS.

Wellbeing announcements

January wellbeing workshops

The following is a taster of the workshops on offer, please visit the online courses booking system (PDMS) for the full list of workshops and programmes available.

  • Jump Out of January - Featuring contributions from Sport & Exercise and Occupational Health, you will learn about the importance of physical activity, healthy eating and maintaining motivation. As well as this, you will be encouraged to set a personal activity change plan and will learn about local resources in place to support them. (16 January 2023)

  • Jump Out of January (8 week programme) - The sessions are designed to help those who wish to commit to making a change in their nutrition, fitness, and mindset for a happier healthier start to the new year. (January, February, March 2023)

  • Loving Later Life - Each of the sessions in the workshop is designed to get you thinking through personal reflection and small group discussion so that you leave with a clear personal action plan of next steps: what to do, where to go, and who else to talk to about your specific situations. Local professionals will deliver these, and all advice will be impartial. (19 January 2023)

  • Mindfulness - Mindfulness is less about gaining something new than becoming more in touch with what is already here. Many people find becoming mindful helps to reduce stress and emotional upset, deal with life’s challenges more effectively and enhance feelings of joy and contentedness. (19 January 2023)

Access to Work

Access to Work is a Government Scheme that supports people with physical and mental health conditions and disabilities gain and remain in employment.

Access to Work provide support to people based on their individual needs. Through the Access to Work Scheme, employees can:

  • apply for a grant for practical support
  • access mental health support services
  • money for communication support in job interviews

You can check your eligibility, and then apply for an Access to Work Grant.

Access to Work’s mental health support service is provided by Able Futures. You can apply for support through their online self-referral form, or freephone on 0800 321 3137.

All this information is available on the Workplace Wellbeing webpage on the University website.

Saints Sports YouTube

The Saints Sports Team are creating and posting weekly videos on their YouTube channel to guide you through a variety of exercises that you can do at home.

You can find all the information on the Saints Sports YouTube channel.

Be Covid aware

INHS Scotland Be Distance Aware poster - If you see someone wearing this symbol, please take extra care around them and give them some space.

Well Now newsletter

Semester 1, 2022/23

To view previous issues of the Well Now newsletter please visit the Well Now archives.

Step Count Challenge

Step Count Challenge is a team-based challenge, that runs for eight weeks in the Spring, and four weeks in the Autumn. The Challenge is designed to encourage people to walk more and adopt more active and healthy habits. Each team has a captain, who is responsible for keeping their team engaged, motivated and to make sure each of the other four team members diligently keep track of their personal step count!

For more information please visit the Step Count Challenge webpage.