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Support Available for Staff

Student support room in One Elmwood building
Staff Networks
Staff Networks

There are a range of diverse groups/forums available for all staff across campus. Whether it be for a social aspect, information sharing, or support group. There will be a group for you.

The Student Disability & Wellbeing Service chair a Community of Practice for School-Based Staff Supporting Students. At least one member from each school who has the responsibility of supporting students come together to share best practice, discuss emerging trends and pressures, and identify any training needs for staff. 

Other groups/forums include: 

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Staff Wellbeing
Staff Wellbeing

Staff can access support for their wellbeing both within the University and externally. Through Staff Wellbeing staff have access to support, events and information on a wide range of health and wellbeing issues at the University. Looking after your health and wellbeing is key to feeling good and functioning well both inside and outside work. It's important to recognise when you need some help to stay well – and to know where you can access information, advice and support. The University is committed to creating a compassionate culture that prioritises the wellbeing of its people.

Through the Employee Assistance Programme, all staff have access to counselling and other support services in partnership with Inspire, this includes support:

  • work stress
  • depression
  • marriage and relationship issues
  • legal concerns
  • coping with change
  • parenting issues
  • financial problems

Staff also have access to the Inspire Support Hub which has a range of self-help courses, and online resources covering a vast array of mental health and wellbeing topics. As well as the Hub, Queen's Staff can access 24/7 Counselling through Inspire.  For more information on support available for staff please visit Staff Wellbeing website.

Visit Hopeline247 or call 0800 068 4141 to access a Debrief service which offers support to professionals who are dealing with young people's mental health and suicide


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Staff Training
Staff Training

Student Disability and Wellbeing Service offer a range of training/information sessions to equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to support students and help them get to the right support at the right time. 

This includes: 

  • Overview of Disability and Wellbeing Service
  • #QUBeWell: Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Referral Process and Signposting to appropriate Services
  • Introduction to SENDO
  • Disability Etiquette 
  • Preparing for Student Support Meetings 
  • Support to Continue in Study guidelines

For more information on training available for staff please contact Tom Magee (Student Support Liaison Officer) - 

Other training courses available for Staff will be available through Staff Wellbeing and advertised on iTrent. These include: 

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mindful Manager
  • Wellness Toolbox 
  • And many more sessions and events

We would also encourage all staff to complete Zero Suicide Alliance 20 minute Suicide Prevention Training - University Student Edition 

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