Supporting mental health and wellbeing

To support all colleagues in looking after their mental health and general wellbeing, the Staff Health and Wellbeing Information and Resources portal has been updated and refreshed with some additional links to resources.

Whether you would benefit from a supportive, confidential conversation with someone, want to engage with self-help resources to support your mental health or are seeking guidance on keeping fit and eating healthily, here you will find a range of services, information and resources to support you in maintaining and improving your overall wellbeing.  

David Duncan, Chief Operating Office and University Mental Health Champion said: “We realise these are difficult times for people both personally and in their working lives, particularly as we face another period of tighter restrictions, both nationally and in Glasgow. We have made sure that our support offering for staff is refreshed in case in the event that any of our staff need to access additional health and wellbeing resources. 

“I am aware these may impact people in a number of different ways, such as preventing you from visiting family or friends or taking part in hobbies or interests. Many of us are also facing the prospect of continuing to work from home some time or all of the time for the foreseeable future. 

“It is particularly worth bearing in mind as we approach World Mental Health Day (10 October) how important it is that we continue to look after our mental health and take proactive steps if we need extra support or advice. 

“If you are concerned about your own mental health or wellbeing, the University does offer free access to PAM Assist, which is an external and independent service, based in Glasgow, that offers different kinds of support or counselling to meet your needs either online, over the phone or face-to-face if possible. 

“I would also personally like to ask staff to continue to look after each other. Even small acts, such as reaching out to talk to a colleague to ask them how they are doing, can be very meaningful, particularly if you think someone might be having a difficult time.” 


First published: 9 October 2020