You said… we needed to provide more culturally appropriate counselling. We… formed an agreement with Nilaari to offer Culturally appropriate counselling and set up the Black Students’ Network Wellbeing Programme.
You said… you needed therapeutic services in different languages. We… now provide Be Well – Talk Now service, which offers counselling in multiple languages.
You said… you needed more informal preventative workshops, courses, and activities to improve your mental health. We… now offer Courses and workshops for better mental health as well as Wellbeing Groups and Events via Social prescribing at Bath. We also now offer the Be Well App which supports you to build bitesize habits to help your wellbeing.
You said… you needed more flexible support whilst away on Placements or Study Year Abroad, or out of office hours. We… now offer Be Well – Talk Now as a 24/7 service.
You said… you struggle with loneliness. We… started the Social Networking Group and wrote this guide Getting support if you or someone else is feeling lonely or isolated.
You said… male students are less likely to access mental health support. We… have now launched a male mental health campaign.
You said… you wanted more focus on staff wellbeing across the University. We… made wellbeing a part of the University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026.
You said… you wanted more information and support on mental health and wellbeing. We… developed a network of Staff Wellbeing Champions and now have over 35 champions trained and in post to signpost staff to support.
You said… you wanted to build your literacy and skills in managing mental health. We… introduced a range of informal face to face and online workshops for staff and managers as well as specific training for those in key roles.
You said… you wanted more support to manage your health. We… provided free flu clinics on campus for staff to receive a free flu vaccination.
You said… you would like more opportunities and guidance regarding key issues that affect your wellbeing. We… supported the development of various staff networks, including a Menopause Matters network with online and face to face sessions. We have also developed and published menopause-related Guidance for Managers and Guidance for Employees. We supported the creation of the Childless not by choice network (No Kidding) and are currently working with other groups to set up similar networks.