Health and Wellbeing

Workplace wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing web site aims to bring together information and links to support services that are not only part of the fabric of employment but are there to make working at the university a positive experience.  They may not necessarily appear to be about health and wellbeing but nevertheless they are.

Health and Well-being is not just about being fit and undertaking sporty activities it’s about the balance between our work life and our personal life.  As individuals we all have a responsibility to maintain our physical and mental well-being in a number of ways.  Most of these are known to us and appear in the press on a regular basis:
Manage our diet, take regular exercise, stop smoking, monitor our alcohol intake, get sufficient rest and relaxation and as individuals we can take responsibility for these,  but health and well-being is more than that.  Work is a significant part of our lives and the university aims not only to address it’s statutory obligations for health and safety but also to:-

• develop management practices and policies that support health;
• provide opportunities and activities to promote health and wellbeing;
• provide a workplace that protects the safety and health of our employees
  and promote a positive working environment.

We have a number of mechanisms that support this and these can be found throughout this site. If you know of others please contact Occupational Health and they can be included in this resource.

 

University of Kent - Health and Wellbeing, University of Kent

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Last Updated: 15/03/2013