Launched on 10 October to coincide with World Mental Health Day, the University recently signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter
This shows our commitment to working towards securing an open and supportive culture where staff feel confident to disclose mental ill health issues. We want staff to know that they will be listened to, and receive the support they need to perform well, without fear of discrimination and stigma.
To progress this important work a cross-University working group is working to identify priority actions. These will help us to achieve culture change and ensure our University is a positive and supportive workplace for all.
Your involvement is encouraged. This might include responding to surveys, providing simple acts of support to others or sharing good practice within your work unit.
If you are experiencing mental ill health and need to talk to someone, please feel you can reach out:
- At work this could be your line manager or supervisor
- Our Occupational Health team also offer some useful advice around Mental Wellbeing & Resilience: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/uohs/mentalwellbeingresilience
- External, independent support services: www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/finding-out-what-support-is-out-there/
Find out more: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/disab/mindfulemployer