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Returning from maternity, paternity adoption leave or shared parental leave support group

Returning from Maternity, Paternity or Adoption

Returning from Maternity, Paternity or Adoption Leave

As part of the University commitment to Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing at Work, Staff Learning & Development and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team are offering men and women returners from maternity, paternity, adoption leave and shared parental leave the opportunity to get together. This includes colleagues in same sex relationships and couples who may have used a surrogate.
 
These informal sessions are un-facilitated and after an introduction by a member of the Staff Learning and Development Team, colleagues are left alone to:
 
    Share experiences in a safe environment;
    Hear about what has worked for others;
    Offer peer support;
    Discuss issues related to the balancing of work and caring responsibilities.
 
We provide light refreshments and you are welcome to bring your lunch. To book a place on this session please go to  https://app.manchester.ac.uk/TP60  

All meetings take place in Room 3, 5th Floor Roscoe Building, unless otherwise stated.  The next sessions available are:

  • Wednesday 22/11/2017 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor
  • Wednesday 24/01/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Roscoe Building, 3rd Floor, Room 3.1
  • Wednesday 28/02/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor
  • Wednesday 21/03/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor
  • Wednesday 04/04/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor
  • Tuesday 08/05/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor
  • Wednesday 20/06/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor
  • Tuesday 17/07/2018 12:30 - 14:00, Staff Learning & Development, Roscoe Blg. 5th Floor

Alternatively, you can contact Denise Fieldhouse in SLAD at:

Please feel free to take part in the group, to share experiences and advice with more recent returners even if you feel you might have been back too long.