The University of Bath, in partnership with the SU, signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge in 2014, a national campaign to tackle the stigma and prejudice associated with poor mental health in the workplace. From 2018 the Health & Wellbeing Steering Group was formed to develop and monitor an action plan based on the UUK #Stepchange mentally healthy universities campaign. This resulted in the group implementing improvements in policies and practices.
This work is not over and now sits under the Student Experience and Staff Experience Advisory Boards, sponsored by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) and Vice-President (Community & Inclusion). The University joined the Student Minds Mental Health Charter program in summer 2021. To find out more, contact one of our theme leads.
The University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026 recognises the fundamental importance of staff and student wellbeing. Acknowledging the strides already made in the provision of support, training, and resources to support student and staff wellbeing, it pledges to continue to focus on this area: Fostering an outstanding and inclusive community at Bath is one of the pillars of our University Strategy.
Ongoing feedback from the whole university community is vital. Have your say on Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University.