Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing

Staff Physical Health Festival: Bookings now open

The time has come to book on to the Staff Physical Health Festival, taking place from the 23 to 27 January. The festival will include lots of in-person and virtual workshops, talks, taster fitness sessions, health kiosks, a stallholder’s exhibition and much more. We advise booking early as spaces are limited and expected to go quickly. Find a full list of what’s on and book sessions on the Staff Physical Health Festival SharePoint site.

There will also be a Staff Steps Challenge during the week of the festival which your departmental team can join. Register your team for the step challenge today.


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Looking after yourself

The health and happiness of our staff is of paramount importance to us. We are committed to providing support where we can, to help you deal with any issues around your mental health and wellbeing.

Time to Change

In 2017 we signed the 'Time to Change' pledge, and we offer a range of programmes and services to support staff wellbeing.

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 999 now. If you feel that your mental health is at breaking point, you can speak to the Bristol Mental Health Crisis Team

Please use the resources we've listed here to help look after yourself and your colleagues. If you have feedback on any of the Staff Health and Wellbeing initiatives or programmes you have experienced, please contact 


Wellbeing Updates the Thrive logo, an abstract depiction of a tree with leaves

Find out what's new with staff wellbeing and how you can get involved.

Wellness Action Plans‌

Templates and guidance for Wellness Action Plans.

Staff Development for WellbeingPeople cycling, walking and sitting in Queen Square in Bristol on a sunny day.

Take a look at the courses on offer to support you and your wellbeing through Staff Development.

Wellbeing Spotlight Series & Physical Health Festival a view of Goldney gardens, including the tower

Refresh or introduce yourself to the Wellbeing offer available to staff and gain access to the Physical Health Festival Schedule.

Health and Wellbeing Eventsa member of staff speaking to a student at a stall as part of a wellbeing fair in the Anson Rooms

Take a look at our past and upcoming upcoming events and campaigns.