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Staff Wellbeing


There are numerous staff wellbeing support available to ECRs. Below are examples of the support available to you as a member of staff:

The wellbeing of their staff is of high importance to the University of Exeter. We have a range of both internal and external support services, should you be in need of help. All of this support is listed on the Staff Wellbeing webpage. Below are some links to particular staff wellbeing support:

- Mental Health Support

- Helping Someone else

- Self-Care

- Peer Support

- Menopause Guidance

Please see the drop down below which lists some of the support networks available at the University. 

The Universities Occupational Health team are here to support all staff with concerns surrounding health both physical and mental, stress and those with a disability. You can either self refer to the occupational health team or your manager may refer you if they are concerned about your health. Full details of the wide range of support offered by the Occupational Health team can be found on their website. 

Staff Life is where we bring together the University’s health, wellbeing and community activity to complement the discounts and benefits listed above. We hope you take full advantage of the benefits on offer to support your wellbeing.

Social and Special interest groups 

Staff Life offers a range of regular weekly/monthly groups focused around specific interests. These are open to PGRs whether you are doing teaching work at the university or not. Some are run by a professional/experienced coach, teacher or group leader. Others are staff/ PGR organised social groups. Groups range from football and frisbee to crafts, singing and mindful meditation. Obviously, due to the many of our usual groups can’t currently meet face to face although you can still join in with those which run online. Many are free and those which aren’t, you can pay the instructor directly. Look out for communications about new groups or events in the weekly bulletin and PGR newsletter. You can see the timetable for current online groups here as well as seeing those we usually run, AND check this link for the free online classes by the Sports Park.  


Spectrum Life offers staff confidential counselling and support service. Spectrum.Life offers a wealth of resources and support to staff. Contactable 24/7 via freephone UK: 0808 196 2016 / International: 00353 1 518 0277. 

Full details available on the Spectrum.Life webpage (please not you will need your university log in to access this page). 

Here at the University of Exeter, we take want to make sure that all members of staff feel save and are treated with Dignity and Respect. 

You can find more about the work the university does on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on their webpages. They have a wealth of support and resources available to you including:

Should you experience anything that does not meet the universities high standard you can speak to one of our Dignity and Respect Advisors or report an issue confidentially through our Speak Our webpage.

There are a variety of networks to support staff while at the University, these include: