It is recognised that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and an effective work-life balance are important factors in managing stress. The University's Occupational Health Service website provides guidance on mental health and wellbeing and the University supports a number of family-friendly policies including childcare, flexible working and arrangements for sickness absence as well as providing generous holiday entitlements to staff. There are also social and health/fitness facilities for staff including the University Club and sports facilities. Information on all these matters may be found in the staff handbooks and separate staff benefits handbook.
Advice on support for disabled staff can be sought from the University's Staff Disability Advisor.
Bullying and harassment
Staff who consider that they are experiencing bullying or harassment at work can seek confidential advice from a departmental harassment adviser, the harassment helpline (01865 (2)70760) or the Equality and Diversity unit.