The Department of Sociology is keen to promote working practices that strive to provide a supportive, caring environment that includes activities, opportunities and time to look after our wellbeing.
The UK National Health Service says that when it comes to our wellbeing, other people matter. Evidence shows that good relationships – with family, friends and our wider communities, including in the workplace – are important for our mental wellbeing.
If you have good mental wellbeing you are able to:-
- Feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self esteem
- Build and maintain good relationships with others
- Feel engaged with the world around you
- Live and work productively
- Cope with the stresses of daily life
- Adopt and manage in times of change and uncertainty
By providing spaces to maintain and improve wellbeing we can foster the confident, engaged, resilient and productive staff and students needed to (fulfil, tackle, work towards) our Department vision to carry out outstanding research, teaching and learning that is engaged with key actors and groups and addresses global challenges related to social inequalities and climate emergency.
Sociology has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director, Professor Vicky Singleton, and a Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassador, Shehzad Malik to communicate and promote the department’s efforts and liaise with faculty wide wellbeing champions. Contact Vicky or Shehzad on email or via Teams to discuss any wellbeing issues you may be experiencing.