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

August 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.

  • Digital Accessibility Basics - The first session of the course introduces the concept of digital accessibility, assistive technologies, and the do's and dont's of formatting. The second session continues with formatting and graphical accessibility, and concludes with particular practices in academic settings. (11 August)

Healthy Working Lives Award

Public Health Scotland have announced that subsequent to their recent review, the Health Working Lives Award Scheme is to be discontinued.

The University Wellbeing and Engagement Group’s next step is to redevelop the University’s Employee Wellbeing approach to better align with the People Strategy and the specific needs of our colleagues. The University will be removing all current references to the Healthy Working Lives Award in emails and web documents, including the removal of the Gold Award badge. If you have a Healthy Working Lives Award badge in your email signature or on your unit/school webpage, please remove it as soon as possible. 

Well Now newsletter

As a result of Well Now's popularity and integral role in promoting wellbeing and developmental opportunities and information to University employees, Well Now is to receive an upgrade in its design and distribution to subscribers.

Over the Summer, the newsletter will be migrated to a new internal communications system, Poppulo. With Well Now being published in a new design from September 2022.

Women's Wellbeing Club

Women’s Wellbeing Club is a peer-to-peer community support group  run for women by volunteers.

Meetings are facilitated by one of our volunteer facilitators. There is a format for the meeting where everyone has the opportunity to be heard and listened to if they have something they wish to share in response to the questions asked that week.

Refreshments are provided free of charge at the sessions.

Every Tuesday, 18.30 to 20.30, University Chaplaincy (Mansefield Building)

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club, a peer to peer support group for men, is running their weekly groups both in-person and online.

Andy's Man Club has also announced that they are recipients of the Queen's Medal for Voluntary Service, the highest national honour for voluntary groups.

If you are interested in attending, please email: info@andysmanclub.co.uk

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

August 2022

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.