Be Aware

Heightened awareness enhances your self-understanding, which allows you to make positive choices based on your own values and motivations. This can relate to mindfulness, which is about being aware of your personal thoughts, feelings, body and environment in the moment, but also about awareness of what wellbeing options you have, what choices you can make, and what steps you can take. It’s also about being aware of the wellbeing of others and signposting to support.

There is a huge amount of support available to you as a staff member at Lancaster, particularly through the Employee Assistance Programme.

Browse this page and increase your awareness of your choices, or take a smaller step to improve your wellbeing now.

If you feel there’s something that could be added, please get in touch with the Staff Wellbeing Engagement Group.

Small Steps…

If you need help now, have a look at this page for some options.

I Need Help Now
Support from the Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

As a Lancaster staff member, you have access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which includes

Tips And Tools To Manage Your Own Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing Apps

    Try out some of the latest wellbeing apps recommended by Mind.

  • Flexible Benefits

    Through the University's Flexible Benefits system you can make choices to help improve your wellbeing, such as paying for additional leave, discounted sports centre membership, health cash plan, and dental insurance.

  • Case Studies

    Find out about what your colleagues do to manage and improve their wellbeing.

  • Tools & Books

    Why not try out some tools to help you think about your wellbeing, or find out what wellbeing books we have in the library.

  • FAQs

    Here are some FAQs about wellbeing we hope will help you.

Support from outside the University

Specialist Support

You can also access a huge range of specialist local, national and global specialist support to help improve your wellbeing. Our Staff Wellbeing Engagement Group links up with organisations to highlight additional support that staff can access. Please see our Specialist Support page for more details and get in touch with the Staff Wellbeing Engagement Group if you have more to add.

You can also be referred to Occupational Health by your line manager.

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Find out about the other pathways to wellbeing below to improve your wellbeing:

Five Ways to Wellbeing