Staff Wellbeing in UCC
UCC takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing needs of staff and has a strong culture and tradition of excellence in Workplace Wellbeing. In 2018, we were the first university to be awarded IBEC's KeepWell Mark, which reflects UCC's dedication to the health and wellbeing of its staff. UCC is committed to the health, prosperity and wellbeing of our colleagues and helps to ensure that the principles of health and wellbeing extend beyond the workplace and into the lives of our families and communities. UCC offers a comprehensive and varied programme of wellbeing related supports to all colleagues including networking cafes, lunchtime activities and 60-minute resilience workshops in addition to the EAP service offered by Spectrum Life.
All UCC colleagues are welcome to contact Anne Gannon, Staff Wellbeing & Development Manager in confidence for any wellbeing advice and support.
A new Spiritual Wellbeing section has been added to UCC's Keep Well webpage. Here you will find practical tips that can help you. For some, spiritual exercises, such as prayer, meditation, and journaling can help us find the headspace to reflect on who we really are - separate from our studies, social status and other people’s valuations of us.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD Launches New Service
The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has launched a new online professional mental health service, which has been developed to support people who are working at the frontline during Covid-19. The service, which is being provided by ‘turn2me’ with funding from Sláintecare, is free and available for anyone who self-identifies as a frontline worker – from healthcare professionals to those working in retail, and from teachers to tradespeople. To find out more visit https://turn2me.ie/
Staff Wellbeing Seminars
Staff Wellbeing routinely facilitates lunchtime talks and seminars for staff in UCC. The topics covered range from parenting to dietary concerns, from personal wellbeing to financial planning, and are delivered by speakers from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds.
A number of the seminars have been recorded and are archived for viewing here, so if you miss one, you will have always have the chance to view it at a time that suits you.