Our Clinical School Wellbeing Advocates are part of the University-wide network of Wellbeing Advocates and play a crucial part in supporting staff in achieving positive wellbeing, including mental, physical, social and financial health, by providing guidance and a signposting service for wellbeing issues to members of staff within their Department. They develop and promote local wellbeing initiatives, communicate Clinical School and University-wide wellbeing initiatives as well as contributing to the Clinical School wellbeing programme.
What do Wellbeing Advocates do?
As a Wellbeing Advocates for the Clinical School, you can really make the role your own. Key things an Advocate would be involved in include:
- Signposting relevant support services offered by the University and external services where relevant to colleagues
- Creating where needed, raising awareness, championing and promoting regular updates about wellbeing activities and events run by your department and the Clinical School
- Representing wellbeing issues from your department at Wellbeing Advocates network meetings
- Helping to promote Clinical School and University-wide wellbeing events
- Role modelling and sharing wellbeing best practice across the Clinical School and University.
Further information can be found in the role profile below.
Benefits of being a Wellbeing Advocate
Being a Wellbeing Advocates will leave you with a sense of pride – knowing that you are supporting in improving the wellbeing of staff at the Clinical School as well as contributing to the wider Wellbeing Programme. You will be able to share feedback and input in to the Wellbeing agenda for the Clinical School and it’s a great opportunity to build your network and meet other like minded colleagues across the Clinical School and wider University. You will be able to raise your profile, influence decision making at departmental level and develop your career as well as learn and develop new skills such as event planning, representation and effective communication.
What training is available to Wellbeing Advocates?
You will undergo mental health awareness training as well as a Wellbeing Advocate Induction. Further information including the online training can be found here. Contact email@example.com before completing any training.
How can I become a Wellbeing Advocate?
Follow the link to the application form: https://forms.office.com/r/g5L7S8Le2s. Please ensure you have gained approval from your line manager.
For information on becoming a Wellbeing Advocate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What support services are available to staff?
There are a number of internal and external support services available to staff. They can be found here.
Who are the Clinical School Wellbeing Advocates?
Anca Madalina Farcas
Hannah Ruth Bridges
Jane F Gaffa
Wellbeing Advocate Network
Clinical School Wellbeing Advocates are part of the wider University Wellbeing Advocate Network. Information can be found here. The University Wellbeing Advocates meet on a monthly basis and as well as this, the Clinical School Wellbeing Advocates meet on a regular basis.
Information for Wellbeing Advocates