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Staff benefits and wellbeing update

27 Jul 2022

Summer support for your wellbeing, period poverty and savings


Validium provide a 24/7 confidential helpline for all our employees. Support is free and anonymous. They provide our staff with:

  • Telephone Support
  • Counselling – online and face to face
  • Signposting to Specialist Agencies
  • vClub Information & Resources
  • General Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Legal Information
  • Money & Debt Support

This month they have shared health tips and recommend taking some time to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of moving your body and immersing yourself in nature.

If you need some extra support, don’t forget that Validium is here to help if you need it.

Counselling Service

The Counselling Service have recently published their summer programme. You can find full details here about sessions on mindfulness, calming your brain and managing stress

Summer class reminder

During the summer vacation from now until 2 September the University will be running group exercise classes in the Wellbeing Rooms, Simon building and on Zoom. More information on the classes and schedules are available here.

Period poverty

In conjunction with colleagues from several areas of the University, the Student Wellbeing team has been involved in running a trial scheme to make period products available in our facilities to help address period inequality. They’re keen to expand this further and would like to hear from you if you’d be interested in running something similar in your area.

At this stage they’re just scoping out interest but if you’d like to know more, please get in touch with

Pride - 27 August 2022

The University will be participating in Manchester Pride as a joint entry of ‘Higher Education in the North West'. This will be in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University; Royal Northern College of Music; The University of Salford and The University of Law. There will be a small number of walking spaces available and there will be a number of UoM cheering points along the route. Register your interest via More info will also appear on


Whether you’re chilling indoors or you’re out enjoying the hot summer sun, don’t miss a huge selection of savings through your Lifestyle Savings employee benefit via Vivup! you can enjoy incredible discounts from the UK’s leading retailers, restaurants and attractions to help you make the most of the long days and warm weather.

With the Home and Electronics employee benefit, you can spread the cost on a huge range of popular items fulfilled by Currys and John Lewis & Partners. This benefit may be useful for emergency or distress purchases.

For further information visit staff benefits.