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Wellbeing Network

Hello and a warm welcome to the Wellbeing Network!

We are a social group who focuses on the positive actions and activities we can take/do to look after ourselves as best as we can, in a supportive and inclusive community.

  • Open-minded conversations about how you are really feeling and doing.
  • An opportunity for social connection.
  • A supportive environment where all feel welcome.
  • An invitation to come along to activities and socials.
  • This group is in no way to be used as a replacement for professional help – e.g. therapy, Doctors, etc.  
  • This is not group therapy, and we must all be mindful about how we speak about what we’re going through so that others will not feel overburdened.  
  • This group is not intended to be for advocacy, consultancy or policy feeding into the University – we can redirect you to the suitable spaces to do so. 

The last thing we want is for the organisers (committee members) of a network focussed on wellbeing to end up feeling stressed out or over-burdened! We’ve decided to have multiple organisers to help with this. How often we’ll meet is to be decided by the committee itself once formed but no less than once every 3 months.

Social events/meetings will take place each month with a variety of options covered in a year, including online talks, campus walks, and other introductory sessions to areas of wellbeing – e.g. gardening, yoga, meditation etc. Other informal, self-organised meet-ups will also be encouraged.

If you would like to join as a member you can express an interest by filling in this Microsoft Form. You can reach co-chairs Emma Heady and Dave Newport at We’ll then get in touch to find a date for a discussion shortly with all those who are interested.

Co-Chairs (X 2-3)

Oversight of network, lead vision of the group, chair committee meetings on rotation, support committee members, noting actions and circulating after the committee meeting, to attend and support Network eXe (to make sure we plug into other University networks.

Event Coordinator - Exeter-based (X 2)

Organise Exeter-based events, help facilitate the running of events, encouraging the inclusion of members.

Event Coordinator - Cornwall-based (X 2)

Organise Cornwall-based events, help facilitate the running of events, encouraging the inclusion of members.

Event Coordinator - Online-based (X 2)

Organise online-based events, help facilitate the running of events, encouraging the inclusion of members.

Digital Co-ordinator (X 2)

Covering social media, weband other communications: oversight on promoting events and writing webpage and ad-hoc comms as well as designing ditigal campaigns.

Administrator (X 2)

Looking after the mailbox, maintaining the Teams sites, updating the members list, minuting meetings, supporting other roles and suggesting ideas as well as ad-hoc administrative tasks.

We’re hoping to launch the network itself in November and will advertise to all staff and PGRs through the Weekly Bulletin and the Doctoral College newsletter. 

If you want to add yourself to the future mailing list already, please provide your details in this brief MS Form and we’ll get in touch when we’re ready to go.