News and Notices

Coming up in staff wellbeing...

The Fertility Talk - Wednesday 12 May at 3.00pm on Teams
Adam Balen (Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Leeds Teaching NHS Hospital) and Grace Dugdale (Reproductive Biologist) wil be leading a presentation to cover general reproductive health, preconception care, fertility and menstrual health.


Male Mental Health and Suicide Talk - Tuesday 18 May at 2.00pm on Teams
Wendy Hodgkinson (Suicide Prevention Development Facilitator) will be delivering a talk about male mental health, the risk factors, resources and the work going on in the community around encouraging men to be open about their mental health. It is thought that one in eight men have a common mental health problem, yet research shows that men often struggle to discuss or seek help for psychological issues. This can have very serious consequences, one being the worrying male suicide rates. Around 75% of UK deaths from suicide are men, and suicide is the most common cause of death for men under 50.


Male Fertility Talk - Friday 28 May at 10.00am on Teams
There is a real lack of support for men experiencing male fertility issues, so the HIMfertility campaign has been set up by comedian, Rhod Gilbert, to encourage men to talk about fertility problems and signpost them and their partners to much-needed support. Ian and Toby who work on the campaign will be talking all about male fertility, how to support male fertility and interventions.

If you would like to take part in the talks please email Sarah Osborn (staff wellbeing project officer) at

Our next Schwartz Round ‘work life blur’ - Tuesday 25 May at 12.00pm
We will be running our virtual Schwartz Round “Work life blur.” Schwartz Rounds provide a forum for all staff to come together to discuss, listen and reflect on the emotional challenges we experience.

New ways of working have meant that boundaries between our personal and professional lives have perhaps begun to merge, often leaving very little headspace, energy or self-compassion left in the pot. Whether working from home or on site, blurred boundaries subconsciously create opportunity for us to become super available. Whatever your role, this Schwartz Round provides an opportunity to reflect on your own health and wellbeing.

For more information please contact Ruth Bailey Staff Wellbeing Officer at 


Help us keep improving through our Staff Wellbeing Evaluation Survey
We are committed to reviewing and developing the staff wellbeing offer to ensure it continues to meet your needs as we progress out of the pandemic. To help us with this we’d really value your feedback if you have attended any of our wellbeing sessions over the past year. What follows are 10 quick questions which will help us establish what has worked for you, what hasn’t and what you would like to see going forward. Please be honest as you complete this, it is all anonymous and we want to gather feedback that will help us help you going forward. Thank you for your time and support with this. If you have any questions about the survey please contact


New wellbeing training sessions announced!
We have been listening to your feedback and are pleased to announce a brand new series of wellbeing talks throughout May & June. This includes sessions focusing on sleep, nutrition and some ‘bitesize’ versions of our popular ‘beating burnout’ training. These sessions are accompanied by new talks for the reproductive and hormone health project along with all our existing support groups. Dates and times available here, book your place by emailing


New Financial Wellbeing Session released!
Following a popular session earlier this year we have Chris Hughes from The Hughes Company returning on Thursday 10 June, 9.00am – 10.30am to deliver a Financial Wellbeing session. This friendly and informative session will look at some of the financial behaviours we adopt as well as look at how we spend and save money to invest in our future whilst also living in and enjoying the now!

This promises to be a really fun and insightful session – if you would like to join please email to book your place and receive a link to the meeting.

If you would like to catch up on the previous session you can do so here  Financial Wellbeing with Chris Hughes - YouTube)

The Wellbeing Team run a Financial Wellbeing Support Group – held on the first Wednesday of the month at 3.30pm where we discuss financial challenges and share tips and ideas. If you would like to join just get in touch on the above email.