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Staff benefits and wellbeing update

19 Aug 2021

The new Vivup lifestyle benefits platform, new local discounts, free will writing session and wellbeing updates

Local benefits

Blackwell’s

Until 31st August, you can show a digital voucher below on your phones to receive £5 off when you spend £25. This offer is redeemable in store only. The voucher is accessible via local benefits on the Vivup lifestyle benefits platform. T&C: This offer can be used in conjunction with the standard staff discount as long as the final amount after the 10% discount amounts to over £25.

Vorganised

Vorganised is a decluttering and organising professional service. Providing services such as:

  • Organising and decluttering
  • Paperwork and admin
  • Home staging
  • Moving home assistance
  • Virtual services

Visit the local benefits section of the Vivup lifestyle benefits platform to access the 35% off special offer.

Vivup

You are now able to access a new Lifestyle Savings staff benefit from our partner Vivup. This new platform brings together all our payroll benefits, discounts and wellbeing services all in one place, so you can be easily signposted to the information and support you need.

This week you can find everything you need for a terrific term with big discounts from Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Clarks, Footlocker, National Book Tokens and Asda in your Lifestyle Savings staff benefit! In the last couple of weeks of the school holidays you can discover amazing discounts at the UK’s best loved attractions from thrilling theme parks like Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures to money off at the movies with Vivup.

The majority of these are instant digital codes that make it easy for you use in store and online.  The in-store discounts can be presented in store on a phone screen to be scanned at the checkout or simply printed. Always check the T&Cs.

To access these savings, you simply need to register with vivup.co.uk

Prize draw

Register at https://www.vivupbenefits.co.uk/ before midnight 30 September 2021 for your chance to WIN one of FOUR amazing tech prizes*, including a pair of APPLE AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case, a DYSON Airwrap Complete Hair Styler, a SHARK DuoClean Powered Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition! Already registered? Simply refer a colleague and ask them to enter your email address and theirs at the point of registration - and you will both have a chance to win!

Save a date - Dunham McCarthy - Free Will Writing Service - Staff  Presentation - Monday 11th October at 12.00 - 12.30pm 

Donna Byrne - Business Development Manager for Dunham McCarthy, will be holding a live staff presentation on Monday 11th October at 12.00pm. Donna will be discussing the free Will writing service for staff employees and will also answer any questions that you may have. To attend the webinar please follow the form link to register, then you will be emailed a link to join the MS Teams meeting on the day. Information on the service: https://dm-legal.co.uk/uom/. Previous sessions for staff have been incredibly popular.

Cycle to Work Scheme

From Monday 30th August we are switching to Vivup’s cycle to work scheme. More information will be shared next week!

Wellbeing updates

There are a range of workshops coming up including:

  • Managing anxiety (for people experiencing it and those who may want to learn more to support others)
  • Re-building / boosting confidence
  • Mindfulness to manage feelings about return
  • Manager training – supporting staff during this changing time
  • Work life balance (including reference to hybrid working)

Follow updates on wellbeing news.

For further information see staff benefits.

This week's video is Supine Pilates with Gail Heathcote-Milner, from the University Sport Team. It's a 30 minute session filmed in 2020. Check out the timetable for classes from the 6th September!