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Staff benefits and wellbeing update

10 Jun 2020

With Father’s Day coming soon you might want shopping inspiration and savings via UniDiscounts and Wider Wallet.

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Highlights from Wider Wallet

University staff have free access to Wider Wallet which provides a wide range of better-than-public deals. You can access the secure staff registration code via this link. Offers this week include digital codes for Ted Baker, Decathlon and Just Eat as well as Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and so many more!

For families, ToucanBox is an ingenious delivery of arts and crafts materials, for hands-on learning at home. Get 50% off your first box! Boxes normally range from £5.95-£8.95 per month. It is s flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8.

If you want to a change from the normal cooking routine, HelloFresh has easy to cook delicious dinners from scratch every time. Their weekly menu, developed by their chefs, has new recipes every week to suit your lifestyle including British classics and world cuisine. Choose your favourite dishes and they'll deliver all the fresh quality pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to your door. You can get 35% off your first 4 HelloFresh recipe boxes.


There are some great savings with outdoor specialists Snow + Rock, Cycle Surgery, Runners Need, Cotswold Outdoors and Nevisport.

You may have more confidence to consider booking a staycation this summer/autumn. There are great options with, Hoseasons, Coastal Retreats and more on the staff travel discounts.

Your Welbeing

The Counselling and mental health service has moved workshop programme online. Sessions will include live Zoom versions of the following workshops: Calm Your Brain, Overcoming low mood and Developing resilience in challenging times.

It is World Blood Donor Day this Sunday and the NHS Blood and Transplant Service are always looking for donors. You can donate blood, platelets and the NHS Blood and Transplant Service is now collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from this illness for use in COVID-19 clinical trials. Since May 2020 Organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system. This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.

You can follow UOMSport on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for their fantastic range of videos of exercises to follow. The staff wellbeing pages has a range of links and signposts specifically to  support you during the Covid crisis.

Keep well and keep up to date with all your benefits and wellbeing options.