Looking after your health and wellbeing

Wellbeing is a combination of the physical, psychological and the social features of a person. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) define wellbeing as: "Creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an individual to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation".

The University aims to promote and enhance wellbeing through the development of a proactive and enabling culture and remains committed to providing a healthy working environment, with a range of information and resources being made available including;

  • Wellbeing Rooms - The University has several wellbeing rooms in the Simon Building and in some halls (Carill House, Hulme Hall, Nellies, Whitworth Park), which students and staff members can take advantage of by joining the “Be Active” and “Wellbeing” courses. http://www.sport.manchester.ac.uk/facilities/wellroom/ . These courses are designed to not only help you exercise and get in shape, but also to help you reduce your anxiety levels. The programme varies depending on the semester and resources available, but here are some examples of the activities running all year: Yoga, Zumba, Insanity, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Kettlebell Conditioning and Tai Chi Ball.

Occupational health advice to support your wellbeing

The occupational health service works alongside other support services within the University, including Counselling services, Safety Services, and Human Resources, to help support the health, safety and wellbeing needs of students and staff, providing help and advice in a number of areas including.