Supporting ourselves and each other following tragic events
The tragic deaths in Nottingham on Tuesday 13 June of students Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar, and member of the public Ian Coates, have affected the University community deeply. This is a difficult time for us, and everyone will be affected at different times and in different ways. To help us come together and support ourselves and each other, a number of resources have been curated to offer tools and information on topics that we are likely to encounter in coming weeks. You can find the resources below:
- Collated support from UoN learning resources. You will need a Moodle account to view these, please contact DTS to get set up if you are a first-time user and use your University username and password to login
- Relevant guides and webinars from our Employee Assistance Programme and other organisations supporting us at this time
Mental health first aiders
Our mental health first aiders provide a first point of contact for staff seeking support. They are trained to have a good awareness of mental health to signpost staff to appropriate professional support and provide the opportunity to engage in supportive conversations. Find your local MHFA here.
Our employee assistance programme
Employee hub gives you access to our employee assistance programme providing free confidential support, over the telephone (0808 168 2143) or on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our staff wellbeing guide
Staff mental health and wellbeing is important to us and we have developed a staff wellbeing guide providing access to guidance, learning materials and policies to promote your overall wellbeing.
Our HR team is here to support you on a confidential case-by-case basis and can provide specific advice and guidance.
Our on-line mental health service
Togetherall provides a range of on-line courses relating to anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues along with on-line forums to discuss and engage with others and support each other anonymously.
Our university counselling service
Our University of Nottingham counselling service provides a free and confidential service to staff and students. This includes access to workshops and groups. Get in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (open Monday to Friday, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm).
The University of Nottingham is committed to fostering an inclusive culture, underpinned by our values of inclusivity, ambition, openness, fairness and respect. We have regard for each other’s rights and feelings and demonstrate this in our behaviour, treating each other with consideration and kindness. If, as a member of staff, you have experienced or witnessed an incident you feel does not align with these values you can report the incident via Report and Support, speak to a Dignity Advisor or contact our HR Employment Relations team.
Access our policies
Here are some quick links to relevant University HR policies including:
We recognise that managers and leaders are staff too and would encourage you to apply the same principles and care to your own health and wellbeing as you do to your team.