Wellbeing

We will continue to add tips, advice and guidance to this page, as well as various resources that we hope will help all staff manage their wellbeing during this time.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR WELLBEING WHILST WORKING FROM HOME

As many of us are having to adapt to working from home, we have produced this short document which gives tips on how to look after yourself during this time. 

Looking after your wellbeing infographic


TELEPHONE HELPLINE SUPPORT 


This is an external service offered by Medicash. Speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year.

They can offer support and advice on various topics, including health & wellbeing, relationships, work, bereavement, finances and childcare.  

To access the support line, call 0345 565 1851 and mention you are LJMU Staff.

or visit their website: www.medicash.org/wellness 


UNUM DENTAL PLAN - OPT-IN PERIOD NOW OPEN

**The annual period to join this scheme is now closed**

LJMU continues to make available arrangements for all staff that provides cover in the event of them requiring dental treatment. 

As routine dental treatment is becoming increasingly costly it may be worth considering a dental plan. This voluntary scheme is a dental insurance policy available to you, provided by Unum Dental. It is considerably less expensive than an individual plan. 

N.B. New members of staff can join the scheme within the first month of their employment, by completing the application form below.

Please note once downloaded, the application form can be filled in electronically by clicking 'fill and sign' button on the right hand side of the document. Once completed and signed, save and email this direct to Unum Dental as per instructions on the form. 


More information can be found here:

You can also watch a short video about the scheme here and a webinar which gives more detail here.

Please call 020 7265 7111 or email dental@unum.co.uk for queries specific to policy/cover, or contact Liz Cousins (HR) via email if you have any other queries.



MINDFULNESS

Dr Peter Malinowski, Reader in the Natural Sciences and Psychology department, and experienced Mindfulness Practitioner has written some useful information about the practice of mindfulness and how it can be applied during uncertain times. Read about this here.

Peter has recorded a series of videos to help understand the process and guided mindfulness sessions for practice:

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SILVER CLOUD ONLINE PROGRAMME



We have partnered with a programme to help people through COVID-19 by developing emotional coping strategies and support with how to deal with grief and loss.

SilverCloud is a self-help cognitive behaviour therapy programme, offering a variety of modules to support us all in our day-to-day lives during the pandemic and beyond.

There are modules on depression, anxiety, stress and body image, as well as the new module on COVID-19. 

To find out more watch this video and visit their website here to get started.


TOGETHERALL

Togetherall is an award-winning online mental health and wellbeing service designed to help people get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer and professional support plus a range of wellbeing tools to help people to self-manage their mental wellbeing.

To find out more watch

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and visit their website here to get started.


RESILIENCE TRAINING

In light of recent events, a video resource, recorded by facilitator Jason Boulter, is currently available: 





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These sessions focus on raising awareness of how to respond positively to periods of acute stress and pressure, by building resilience and the capability to respond to challenging events. Looking at tools, techniques and methods that can help create a resilient attitude.

Contact Jason Boulter for further details: j.boulter@ljmu.ac.uk


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING



Regular training is available either as a 2-day Mental Health Awareness course, or a 1-day HE specific course available to staff.

Contact Julie Bennett for further details: j.bennett1@ljmu.ac.uk


ESILIENCE TRAINING

These sessions focus on raising awareness of how to respond positively to periods of acute stress and pressure, by building resilience and the capability to respond to challenging events.

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INTRODUCING LJMU MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER MICROSITE 

More information is available on the dedicated microsite which has been developed to help staff and students cope during the pandemic. 

Visit the site here.


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ADULTS

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Below is a range of online resources that might help you maintain/improve your activity levels;

Joe Wicks Home Workouts (including chair workout for Seniors)

Oti Mabuse Live Evening Adult Dance Classes 

Anton Du Beke - Fit at 50 & Elevenses with Anton 

Royal Academy of Dance - RAD@Home including FREE online ‘Silver Swans’ ballet exercise classes 

Karen Hauer - various workouts including Stretch Flow, CardioKe & ABSolute Power  

Davina McCall – Own Your Goals 

YinYan Yoga – free and paid for online classes available  

Breath & Being Yoga - online classes via Zoom

NHS Fitness Studio - contains dozens of instructor-led videos across aerobics exercise, strength, resistance and pilates (including activities suitable for people with long-term health conditions)

Sport England #StayInWorkOut – Join the Movement!

Fit For Me - campaign aimed at inspiring people living and working in Liverpool to be more active 

The British Heart Foundation - videos and exercises (including many that can be done whilst seated)

Race For Life #RaceForLifeAtHome

BTR Virtual Race Series - Are you a regular runner or looking to take up running? From June 2020, BTR are offering you the chance to enter a series of virtual runs, completed in your own time, in exchange for a medal and bragging rights.


MENTAL HEALTH

Below is a range of online resources that might help you maintain/improve your mental health;

Metropolitan Cathedral Weekly Mass - service streamed live 

'Live from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’ Digital Programmes 

Gareth Malone’s Great British Home Chorus 

Frazzled Café - virtual meeting via Zoom (waiting list) 



Every Mind Matters  



MHFA England - including 'My Whole Self'

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Mental Health Foundation 'Take Action, Get Active' challenge launched 1st May - get moving for mental health this May! If you missed it you can still take part.

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, 18th-24th May 2020, was Kindness

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Action for Happiness - download a new calendar every month packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world



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Read Liverpool FREE eReading service – browse and download books, audiobooks, magazines and comics to your phone, tablet or e-reader

Museums & Galleries Virtual Tours and Online Collections - National Museums Liverpool, The British Museum, Manchester MuseumNatural History Museum Online Collection & Tate Gallery

Culture Liverpool - various resources to keep you active, engaged and connected 

The Guide Liverpool - Local News and Events 

Visit Liverpool - Latest news as Liverpool opens its doors #LoveYourLiverpool

Autumnwatch 2020 - catch up now


ESILIENCE TRAINING

These sessions focus on raising awareness of how to respond positively to periods of acute stress and pressure, by building resilience and the capability to respond to challenging events.

Looking at tools, techniques and methods that can help create a resilient attitude.

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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR KIDS

Home schooling your children and managing your workload can seem an almost impossible task, but there are lots of resources online that can help keep kids entertained and support their learning. LDF have collated some resources that might help with home schooling, and you can read more here.

Below is a range of other online resources that might help with this and keep to some routine;

09.00am - PE with Joe Wicks 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vordeman 

11.00am - English with David Walliams 

11.00am - Oti Mabuse Kids Dance  

13.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass 

14.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

16.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels 

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ESILIENCE TRAINING

These sessions focus on raising awareness of how to respond positively to periods of acute stress and pressure, by building resilience and the capability to respond to challenging events.

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