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If you can't find what you're looking for here or in our Index, or have any questions please email usThe Occupational Health team can also help you with expert confidential advice and support.

Spectrum Life is our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a confidential, neutral service provided by an external company to support colleagues at the University, including free counselling. 

Sleep

Many of us struggle to have a good night's sleep every night so if this is you don't feel alone. 

In the last Colleague Health and Wellbeing survey 93% of colleagues told us they either frequently or sometimes have problems sleeping. See below for some support resources to help you have better sleep.

Support available for sleep problems:

Sleepio

  • In September 2021 ran a pilot with colleagues to test the ‘Sleepio’ app – an evidence-based treatment for insomnia. The pilot showed colleagues engaged with the app, would recommend it to others, and it led to meaningful improvements in sleep and wellbeing. Based on these promising results, we are now offering Sleepio access to all colleagues and students. Find out more and sign up today.

Spectrum Life

  • Spectrum Life is our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a confidential, neutral service provided by an external company to support colleagues at the University. 

Occupational Health

Mindfulness

  • Free mindfulness sessions available for colleagues
  • Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice of training our attention. It involves learning to pay attention to what is happening in the ‘here and now’ (i.e. sensations, thoughts, and emotions) in a non-judgemental way. It can be helpful because it can interrupt the habit of getting lost in thoughts, mostly about the future or past, which often generates more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life. Mindfulness offers not only a way of reducing stress and preventing low mood, it also holds potential to improve the way we live, helping us to thrive and be resilient at work and in our broader lives.

Other University resources

External support

Infographics

Here are some useful infographics from an organisation called BelievePerform we suscribe to. Once you click on any of the below you can then scroll through all of the images. You can then download these (by right clicking -> 'Save images as'). You can then zoom in for greater clarity.