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Mental Health & Well-Being for all

Mental health awareness week 9-15 May 2022 - theme is loneliness

The 9th May marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.  

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from 9-15 May.

This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety

Mental Health & Wellbeing for all

We have highlighted some resources and tools below to support you in staying mentally and physically healthy. Please email any other relevant resources or tools that you think others in NDM might find helpful

See also the following university pages for further guidance and support:

University Staff Health and Wellbeing page. These pages offer guidance on issues ranging from setting up your home office and IT, to managing your physical and mental health and keeping your career development on track.

Oxford University coronavirus response  - These pages offer the latest information, guidance and support to help you adjust to new ways of working that result from the impacts of coronavirus

Occupational Health -  Advice and updates from our colleagues at Occupational Health

NDM Mental Health Allies - A page dedicated to our NDM mental Health Allies and available support

Connection and support at work

connections and support at work

Looking after your mental health - The University has a wide range of resources to help individuals manage mental health problems, as well as resources for managers and teams to help support each other

Microsoft Teams MSD guidance on Remote Working with Teams

Oxford Research Staff Society is a collective voice for researchers at the University of Oxford.

LGBT+ Staff Network

BME Staff Network

*NEW RESOURCE*  Menopause at work -  The Medical Sciences Division produced these pages to help spread awareness, provide support, and assist managers.

Keeping Active

staying active

Resources and tips from the Occupational Health Service - The University offers various benefits to staff to help improve staff wellbeing including staying active, training resources, University venues that support wellbeing

Oxford University sport - get fit for free. Oxford University Sport invites staff and students to stay active in lockdown with a temporary free membership

NHS gym-free workouts

Mental Health

mental health

Telephone counselling service The service is free to use and is supported via Care First, members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy on behalf of Zurich Insurance, the University's insurers.

Togetherall (previously Big white wall) Togetherall, is an online peer-to-peer support community. The service is free and support is available 24/7 from anywhere via a web browser.  All you need is an active university e-mail address (select “I’m from a University or College” when you register)

Occupational Health a compilation of other organisations that have published free resources and support available online that can help you during this challenging time. 

For staff with pre-existing mental health conditions 

Talks from the Department of Experimental Psychology - At Oxford, we have some of the world’s leading researchers helping us understand the causes of mental conditions and develop effective evidence-based treatments. The Dept of Experimental Psychology are bringing them together in a new series to share their knowledge and answer your questions about how we can look after each others’ mental wellness in our community.  Talks will take place twice per term

NDM Mental Health Allies - A page dedicated to our NDM mental Health Allies and available support


Note to self: relax.

Free online learning resources "Curious minds"  from The Department of Continuing Education

March Network A free network open to anyone with an interest in the role that social, cultural and community assets play in mental health and wellbeing

Oxford Mindfulness Centre - mindfulness sessions and podcasts

Feel Good Book Club - A new book club, brought to you by Samaritans

Learn a new language

Museum visits and virtual tours

Support for individuals

supportNDM HR Team

NDM Mental Health Allies

NDM Bullying and Harassment Advisors

Bereavement support resources from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences  that focus on bereavement and grieving

Emergency Contacts - includes contact details for external resources

Mental Health Awareness- details on the training opportunities for NDM staff.   course overview